We did it! We saw the Eiffel tower. It was a little smaller than we expected, though. Here is a little bit about our short visit to the city of light… and slush.
Unfortunately, there was a big snow storm in northern France the day we arrived. When we got off the train the slush was so thick that we couldn’t roll our suitcases on the sidewalks. We had to wait in a very long line for a taxi. We were so thankful to finally get into the warm rental apartment.
Grace doesn’t like the smell of the French cheese, I think.
There were a few other small and LARGE paintings and sculptures at the Louvre.
We enjoyed our time there and saved plenty of things to look at the next time we come!
We visited Notre-Dame Cathedral and browsed through the book and print sellers’ boxes that line the banks of the Seine river.
Like many other visitors to Paris, we had a good time just walking around looking in shop windows. Claire was particularly amazed by the fish eyes.
When we got tired of walking, we visited a playground or stopped for a crepe with Nutella.
On Sunday, we packed our suitcases again. This time we were able to roll them over the sidewalk. It was warm enough to admire the Canal St. Martin on our way to the Gare de l’est to catch our train to Berlin.Next stop, Germany! Au revoir, Paris.