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February 1st, 2010 – by: missandrea81
We jumped on the orange 5 Metro and headed toward Bobigny. We had to switch to the blue 2 Metro and got off at Anvers. As soon as we got out of the Metro we saw the hordes of tourist streaming down this one alley so we decided to take the next one. We still hadn't eaten anything this morning or, errrr day.
We were now ready to get on with our day. We climbed Montmatre to the Sacre Coeur basillica. It overlooks Paris and is one of the most beautiful structures in Paris.
We were done here and headed back to the metro. Next stop Eiffel Tower! We arrived at Tour de Eiffel 15-20 minutes later. Got some coffee at a bistro to warm up. This area is open space and very windy. We decided not to pay to climb the tower or take the elevator. It was already cold down here even though the sun was shining. So this is were the fun began. I have seen so many trick shots of the Eiffel tower here on TB and elsewhere so I decided it was time to take some of my own. Hubby was thrilled. He had almost more fun with it then I did.
It was getting dark again at 4pm. We decided to get a little more out of the rest of the day. We walked toward a big building with a golden dome. It turned out the Musee de L'Armee. The grounds around this place a huge. One side is a park and the other looked to be military barracks. We circled the building to the front and took some more pictures here. We were now at Pont de la Concorde. We crossed the bridge over to Concorde square and took some pics of the Egyptian obelisk standing at the center of it.
We headed back to the Latin quarter after this. Had some dessert and coffee at one of the countless bistros then headed back to our hotel.
I was starting to write some of my blogs when the fire alarm in the hotel went off. Alex got torn from his nap. We grabbed our coats after checking the hallway for smoke. There wasn't any. We decided might as well go have dinner since it was load from the alarm and we had to vacate the room because of the alarm anyways. We new it was false but when we got down to the lobby we saw a bunch of older French ladies who apparently got very freaked out. None of them had shoes on, one was in here pajamas and another covered herself with a huge leather coat, obviously not hers. It was kind of funny. The concierge was on the phone, probably with the fire department. It took a while for him to get off the phone to tell people it had, in fact, been a false alarm. I now felt bad for the ladies without shoes. We headed out to get some sushi and let the excitement die down.
When we got back, everything was back to normal. We headed up to our room and went to sleep. Last night in Paris.
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