Saturday, 2 June 2007
On Monday Sarah and I travelled to Paris for a couple of days rest and relaxation. We travelled down to London to meet up with a friend of Sarah's who was on a tour around Britain and the idea was to go on the London Eye but a very long queue and cold rain pushed by a strong wind meant we headed for the nearest restaurants instead. In Paris we did all of the usual touristy things as can be seen by the photos that I have attached including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur as well as some of the less well known areas such as the Musee Rodin and the American Church in Paris.
We stayed in a hotel on the Rue de Richlieu which is about 10 minutes walk from the Louvre and Metro Line 1 which meant that it was easy to get around and to visit the places of interest. We were able to find the correct balance between relaxing and sightseeing as well as the places Sarah was more interested in such as the Notre Dame and places I was more interested in like the Musee Rodin. Overall a very successful trip which allowed us both to forget the stresses and strains of work and living and to concentrate on the day ahead and what we wanted out of it. I feel that it a side to Paris that we did not see staying mainly in the tourist areas and there must be a number of interesting things off the beaten track that we did not get to so a return visit is a distinct possibility