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Why is it so f**** high? we walked, and walked.

We got up at 8 a.m. (I don't know if you understand what this is for a student during weekend), ate fast breakfast to be strong and happy. I wasn't so happy cause I had to miss my morning coffee. Oh, a wicked morning without this drink of gods. But I've pulled myself together and after an hour we were ready to charge at Paris. Hahaha! Nothing worth seeing will hide.

We started from the neighbourhood at went to see Sacre Coeur. Sacre Coeur is a Roman Catholic basilica and a popular landmark in Paris. The basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city. This is a beautiful, monumental building from where you have a astonishing view for all the city. Unfortunately, we weren't able to see the tombs in catacumbs (which would be my personal best), but anyway Sacre Coeur was worth seeing.

We didn't spend there a lot of time cause we had an appointment with our friend who was arriving that day to Paris from London (she's also my highschool mate but she is studying at the Architecture Academy in London).

After we met againt at our hostel we decided to start our sightseeing from Notre Damme (let's be honest, we couldn't miss that while beeing in Paris). We went inside the church, but there was no point in going upstairs. The queue was a size of those in Polish shops during the martial law. Istead of standing there, we decided to see Notre Damme's backyard and have a brunch there.

Then, wanting our architect-friend to shut up, we went to see Pompidou. Of coure, I've heard about it earlier, but it hadn't make a big impression on me. Sure, the building is a great idea and it was nice to see it, but there was nothing that interested me much there. After a while we've taken our direction at Triumphal Arch through the Elysian Fields.

Sacre Coeur at 10 o'clock
The amount of people was terrifying but it's really a fantastic place for shopping, relax and meet your friends. After we had reached the Triumphar Arch we were wandering around some small streets and decided to go for a lunch AND FOR A COFFEE!!!! We all had a small amount of money, but Basia and I decided not to go anywhere without a cup of espresso. After we'd eatten we decided to go for a walk and see what is that strange-shaped white building that we were watching at all day. In our endless wisdom we WALKED from the Triumphal Arch to La Defense.

For those who donąt know. La Defense is is the major bussiness district for Paris and the largest purpose-built business district in Europe, bordering Neuilly-sur-Seine, west of the city itself.

in Sacre Coeur
It is centered in an ovular freeway loop straddling the Hauts-de-Seine département municipalities of Nanterre, Courbevoie and Puteaux. The district is at the westernmost extremity of Paris' 10-km long Historical Axis, which starts at the Louvre in Downtown Paris and crosses the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe. But it is rather far from the historical town, so this veni, vidi,vici thing took us 3,5 hours.

When we reached Triumphal Arch, again that day, we havent got any other choices than visiting the Eiffle Tower. What is this everybody knows and if you don't- shame on you. We went to see the first floor. It was very cool cause the view was breathtaking, but again I'm not a huge fan of that building. After we ended our sightseeing we wanted to see the Eiffle Tower neighbourhood, so we were walking again for about 1,5 hour. At 0.30 we returned to our hostel, and went straight to bed. Doing nothing during the weekend is so tiring.

emmllerg says:
Enjoy your next vacation to Paris
Posted on: Jun 02, 2013
sybil says:
paris is great! :D
Posted on: Oct 14, 2007
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Sacre Coeur at 10 oclock
Sacre Coeur at 10 o'clock
in Sacre Coeur
in Sacre Coeur
My people coming down from Sacre C…
My people coming down from Sacre …
Notre Damme.
Notre Damme.
Inside Notre Damme
Inside Notre Damme
Notre Dammes backyard
Notre Damme's backyard
Wow. Were having lunch at Notre D…
Wow. We're having lunch at Notre …
Notre Dammes backyard.
Notre Damme's backyard.
Pompidou
Pompidou
Inside Pompidou
Inside Pompidou
Its very easy to make Basia happy…
It's very easy to make Basia happ…
This Egiptian statues are spread a…
This Egiptian statues are spread …
Champs Elysees
Champs Elysees
Łuk Triumfalny...
Łuk Triumfalny...
in some restaurant
in some restaurant
La defense
La defense
Fantastic fountain
Fantastic fountain
basia on La Defense
basia on La Defense
My friend on La Defense
My friend on La Defense
were walking, and walking....
we're walking, and walking....
Sth funny on La Defense. Is it a p…
Sth funny on La Defense. Is it a …
La Defense
La Defense
La Defense
La Defense
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This is an Internet photo. I've j…
Dziuda in Wonderlands
Dziuda in Wonderlands
La Defense... what do you want to …
La Defense... what do you want to…
Finally we reached it.
Finally we reached it.
On the first floor of The Tower!
On the first floor of The Tower!
Sauron
Sauron
guess what is this.
guess what is this.
oh, gimme a break, no more shots!
oh, gimme a break, no more shots!
Paris
photo by: Sweetski