Friday, July 30, 2010

Zurich + Paris II

After leaving Zurich on the train, we ventured to Paris. We booked with the same bed and breakfast I had booked with on my last trip, but this time our accommodation was a wonderful surprise, rather than a gloomy disappointment. We found ourselves staying is a gorgeous mansion just about 2 blocks from the Eiffel Tower. We could actually see people standing on the tower and the color of their shirts from out bedroom windows. Our rooms were decorated so beautifully they ended up being one of the highlights of the trip.
Having been in Paris before, I let Beverly tell me what she wanted to see. We managed to see quite a bit despite the few days we had. We went to Sacre Coeur, Montmartre, Galleries du Lafayette, Printemps, Barbes Rochechouart (my favorite), the Louvre, Champs Elysee, the Bastille, the Marais, Place des Vosges, and just about walked the length of Rue de Rivoli.
Beverly was really into souvenir shopping, so I went along with her without complaint and ended up having a lot of fun, except for spending over $10 for a coke in the heart of Montmartre. Oh well.