Sunday, December 16, 2012

Walking Around Paris in Photos

During our time in Paris, the majority of our time was spent simply wandering through the different arrondissements, snapping photos, and taking in the world famous landmarks. Not only did this allow us to get a great glimpse of the city, but it was also extremely friendly to our backpacking budget.

Starting at the Eiffel Tower, perhaps Paris' most recognizable site, we proceeded to slowly make our way along the neighbourhoods bordering the river Seine over our five days there. 

The Eiffel Tower, our first stop
Hotel National des Invalides
Sunset on the River Seine

Over those days we wandered around the magnificent architecture of the Louvre, through the beautiful Tuileries Garden, past the Grande Roue de Paris (aka the giant ferris wheel), across the Place de la Concorde, and along the bustling Champs-Elysees with its enormous Christmas market.

The Louvre by day...

... by evening...
... and by night!

In addition to the major sites, we thoroughly enjoyed wandering through some of Paris' most charming neighbourhoods like Le Marais and Montmartre with their great Basilicas of Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur towering above their surroundings.

A glimpse of the bell towers of Notre Dame
Details of the cathedral, up close
The gothic interior
La Basilique du Sacre Coeur.

We also made sure to enjoy some of the local - and not so local - fare while in Paris, including macaroons, falafels and spicy Sri Lankan curries!

Expensive macaroons in a store window
Our cheap macaroons from McCafe

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