Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Euro Trip Day 9: Paris, France

Paris is everything you imagine it to be. Big, busy, and very cosmopolitan.
Traffic is the same horrible mess that it was in Rome, but without the attitude. I found driving to be not as intense, but you still had to avoid the scooters from hell coming at you from all sides. Once the car was parked, getting around Paris on the subway was simple and surprisingly quick. We used it numerous times without any issues. We enjoyed the usual tourist attractions, took in the art at the Louvre,
made a stop at the Eiffel Tower,
took a cruise along the Seine river,
walked around the Arc De Triomphe,
and along the famed Champs-Elysees.
We even had a really good dinner along the Champs-Elysees with some notoriously bad Parisian service.
Which was promptly forgotten when we caught an amazing burlesque show called Lido.
Paris did not disappoint.
Except for maybe the Eiffel Tower which was supposed to be lit up at night, but due to energy conservation, we got the night that the lights were turned off.

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