Monday, July 20, 2015

Paris day 3

Paris day 1 and day 2

We didn't have a whole lot planned for our last day in Paris. We started out by heading over to Sacré-Cœur.

Sacré-Cœur is located at Montmartre, the highest point in Paris.

The basilica was really crowded and we didn't go inside. It was pretty to see though!
We then walked down the hill a little ways to the Montmartre area.
Montmartre was a really neat neighborhood! And it also had some great souvenir shops. Most of the souvenir shops we had found in downtown Paris were pretty pricey - like €1 for a postcard! Anyways, we shopped and ate some snacks before heading down to the Louvre. 
I didn't take any pictures inside the Louvre. I was very unimpressed with the Louvre. I'm not really into art anyways, and it was really hot inside, so that didn't help. (Does anyone in Europe believe in air conditioning?) We did see the Mona Lisa and again, I was unimpressed. There was a big line which was mostly a sea of people taking pictures of it with their phones. And most of the other paintings in the Louvre was just of naked people and freaky babies. And then there was this one that was like a cannibalistic baby thing? Anyways, it was all very strange! 

I definitely think I preferred the Musee d'Orsay over the Louvre. It had more variety of art, whereas the Louvre had pretty much all one style and it was WAY more crowded. The Musee d'Orsay was less crowded so you could actually look at stuff, and the building itself was interesting since it was in an old train station.

After the Louvre, we walked through the mall which is under/near the museum, we ate dinner, then walked to another mall and walked around there for a bit before heading to our room.

So that is the end of our time in Paris. I definitely liked Paris way more that I thought I would. The architecture is beautiful! Paris is definitely an extremely pretty city. Although very crowded with tourists! I think if I ever return to Paris, I would like to go in the fall or winter so there would be less people. Anyways, I am so glad we were able to go there! 

Stop by on Wednesday for the next part of our trip when we head to the Normandy region! 


  1. I've loved your recaps. This is so awe-inspiring. I just can't even imagine what it's like that. Beautiful pictures!


    1. Thank you! I definitely recommend visiting Paris if you ever get the chance!