As I wrote in the previous post we would get to stay in Paris for 4 days. This post will be about what we did on day 2, I hope you enjoy 😀
We started the day off early which means that we were already out the door at around 8.30 am. Our first stop was the Sacré Cæur, so we went with the subway some of the way and walked the remaining kilometers. It was a beautiful morning so the walk was quite nice.
Sacré Cæur is Roman Catholic church and it was really big and pretty. It’s placement was perfect as well, just at the top of a hill so you could look out over all of Paris.
Just as with all the other famous attractions in France, there were armed military present. It’s pretty sad to think about why they need to take those precautions. They’ve really been hit hard quite a few times.
Following that we walked to Place du Tertre, which is like a small city square where artists set up their easels each day to showcase and sell their art to the tourists. Our teachers gave us some free time again to walk around and buy souvenirs and I just couldn’t resist buying a macaron. This time we had to meet up again at the Moulin Rouge.
It was a bit trickier than the day before to figure out how to get there but we asked a friendly French man and he gave us directions.
Then we got on the subway again and got off at a stop close to the Triumphal Arch located on Champs Élysées, the famous shopping street. They hadn’t set aside much time to shop so none of us chose to wait in line to get inside the Triumphal Arch. I had gone to the top of it before so I was okay with missing it. There were a lot of people on the street but it was fun to shop especially because their shops were really big and a lot of them were different from the ones at home. I ended up buying a pair of jeans.
And then came the probably most anticipated part of the trip. It was time to go see the Eiffel Tower!
It was soooo cool to climb it and though we sadly didn’t have time to wait in line for the elevator that would take us all the way to the top, we still got pretty high up and it was awesome.
I will definitely have to come back again so I can see what the view is like from the very top though.
We ended the day with watching a show at a very small, local theatre. The entire thing was in French, so we didn’t understand much but it was still hilarious and a great experience. They caught onto the fact that we weren’t French because we didn’t laugh at the same times as the others, or looked lost when we didn’t get what was happening. They called us out on it so our teachers explained why we were there. They thought it was great and they tried talking to us a bit in English as well.
A great way to learn a language is definitely to just dive in headfirst in the deep end 😛
Overall this was a pretty great day too. Everything just feels magical and so damn French in Paris. I’m absolutely in love with it ❤
I have a question for you today as well *gasp* really? Yes really and I bet you didn’t even see it coming ;P So here it goes: are any of you afraid of heights or would you go all the way to the top of the Eiffel Tower if given the chance?
I don’t think I’m afraid of heights myself but being so high up is not something I could do all day, every day either.
And also, look out for the next post guys – it’s coming soon!