Paris in 2 Days - Day 1
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July 4th, 2009 – by: fivepointpalm
We arrived at the Gare de l'Est (East-side train station)...
leaving the station, it didn't look like we landed in paris.. it could have been any other european city.
We walked throug a lot of smaller streets, because we first wanted to visit the MontMartre..
however somehow we landed in the soutern part of the center of paris. So we first visited the border of the seine, walked accross several bridges, and arrived at our first "famous" spot.
it looks amazingly HUGE. I'm pretty sure the whole building complex is much larger than the biggest Museum in N.y.
However we didn't visit the museum.. we were only there for 2 days, so this would cost too much time..
After that we walked through the Touileries Gardens...which looked very historical.. lots of sculptures surrounded by beautiful garden sceneries.. BEAUTIFUL!
We crossed lots of bridges... the famous Pont Alexandre bridge, passed Les Invalides, follwed the direcion of the Seine River...and 2-3 hours later after our arrival we finally arrived under the Eiffel Tower.
It looks pretty amazing, once you stand right under it. However the only bad thing about it are the 1000000 tourists around the area.
After the eiffel tower we headed towards the Trocadero. Beautiful Place, and you get one of the best views onto the Eiffel Tower.
After that, we chose to check in at our Hotel. So we took our first metro (subway) ride toward the Arc de Triomphe.
After our check in, we decided to have a nap for 1 or 2 hours... we were pretty exhausted.
Got up at 5 am, arrived at 8:40 am. and kept on walking til 5 pm.
In the evening around 8 PM, we walked to the Champs Elysées. It's a good street for shopping addicts. Most of the shops are opened til 11PM. and they've got a bunch of nice (but expensive) shops..
At almost 10 PM, we decided to put an end to our first day. We had dinner at an italian restaurant, had 1 coctail, 2 ricards. Enough to feel tipsy...and went on to a nice lounge 1 block south of the arc the triomphe :).
A couple of cocktails, an absinth, a 17 year old whiskey, and we felt tired enough to go to bed :).
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