When Moritz sister visited us during our first week in Paris, we of course didn’t only visit the Sacre Coeur, but also some other interesting spots! On our second Saturday in Paris we thus visited the Eiffel Tower. We started our sightseeing tour at the Trocadero from which you have a great view over the Eiffel Tower. I’ve heard that this is particularly beautiful when the sun sets or when the tower is lit up, so I’m sure we will be back to admire the Eiffel Tower by night!
From the Eiffel Tower we continued to walk along the Seine towards the metro station Invalides. On our way we passed the Musée du quai Branly, which looks very interesting with its green exterior and the Russian-Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral. Unfortunately, the guards didn’t bother to open the doors on time and it was starting to rain, so we decided to continue without getting a peak into the church. Maybe next time we will be lucky!
Across the Pont des Invalides we enjoyed the view of the Grand Palais and then headed off towards the Notre-Dame. As we didn’t want to join the queue on a busy Saturday, we will be featuring Notre Dame at a later point after having checked it out from the inside! From Notre-Dame we walked through parts of the Latin Quartier to the Jardin du Luxembourg.
The rain had stopped at this point, so we got to fully enjoy this green paradise in the middle of Paris. An orchestra performed the Phantom of the Opera, little kids played with sailing boats, people tanned and read books while others were playing tennis – to be honest, it was a little over-run, but overall just so beautiful and lively that I am looking forward to coming back here for study breaks and picnics. We’ve indeed just had one the other day with a couple of people from university.
Let’s see what else we will get to explore within the next months! Hope to hear some recommendations from you!
Anna et Moritz