Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Seen in Paris

Even though it was cold in France in December (but not freezing!), it was still fun to see all how Paris dresses up for Christmas. We saw a lot of Christmas lights, even a mini-Eiffel Tower made out of lights.

The Champs Elyées had Christmas lights on all the trees.

We did a little Christmas shopping on the Champs Elyées. Robert saw someone with a Paris Saint-Germain (Paris's Soccer Team) scarf and asked them where they got it. They said the Paris Saint-Germain store on the Champs Elyées, so we had to go back to the Champs Elyées on our last day in Paris. We also got some soccer stuff for the boys.

Micah loved his Paris Saint-Germain backpack and soccer ball-that we actually did not get here. We got it from a sporting goods store at a mall by our hotel.

I was pretty impressed with the Paris metro. It wasn't exactly clean, but not horribly dirty either...and it was very efficient. We never had to wait more than a couple minutes for a train and we could get to within almost a block of wherever we needed to go. It was uncharacteristically empty at 6:00 am on a Saturday morning when we were heading to Versailles. 

We got to know the subway ads quite well. This one made me think of Julia every time we saw it. Elsa has taken over the world!

The view from our hotel. It was much cheaper to stay a couple miles away from the city centre and all the touristy places. It took me a while to figure out what we were looking at here. Turns out we just missed out on a view of the Eiffel Tower, this is looking towards the city center and the Eiffel Tower is just on the left, out of view of our window. Since all the most famous places are pretty flat besides the Eiffel Tower you couldn't really pick them out from this angle, except for Montmartre and Sacre Coeur.

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