Today is our 31st Anniversary. We wanted to get married on Bastille Day (the 14th) but that was in the middle of the week in July, 1976, so we went for the weekend before. Eli & Saul gave us a gift of this trip.
Here is a slide show of the highlights:
Last evening we arrived in Paris via the EuroStar. This fast train departs from London Waterloo Station and moves at 239 kph once it leaves the Chunnel to get to Gare du Nord in 2.5 hours. Whew.
We frenched our way through getting tickets to the Metro. When we got off at our stop, just over on the Left Bank, we emerged to see Notre Dame de Paris:
Actually, this shot is from the next evening when we had our 'dinner' on the bank of the Seine. The boat offers a magic show. We didn't go.
We stayed at the Hotel du Commerce. It was recommended in the Rough Guide as an affordable place.
The entrance is below the street,
which is on Rue St Genevieve, which climbs up to the Pantheon and the Sorbonne.
Here's the view up the hill:
down, toward the river.
A lady asked us to take her picture with her dogs on the Pont des Arts and she took ours. Natalie told us she used to cross this bridge every day on her way to school.
We saw Thomas Jefferson:
And these two typical Parisians: