This post will be my last from my trip to Paris! My mom and I slept in a little more this morning because we were still recovering from our full day at Versailles. We decided to walk to our favorite café with the amazing croissants for lunch. For breakfast we had coffee, croissants and pastries filled with cheese and mushrooms! Yum! It was funny when I started ordering the croissants because the same lady from the day before asked me in French if I was sure I only wanted 2 because the day before we came back for more! What can I say? The French croissants are amazing!
We also picked up a few macaroons to try since Paris is very famous for these sweet delicacies. Walking to our Airbnb we also passed by a juice machine and purchased a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. Mom and I agreed that it was the best orange juice we had ever had.
After breakfast we ubered to the Louvre museum! We walked around for a while and saw some of the main pieces.
After a few hours of exploring we both were feeling hungry so we bought a few sandwiches and chips for lunch!
Afterwards we continued admiring the amazing works in the museum.
We left the museum at around 2 and coincidentally, my mom had noted that she wanted something sweet and as we exited we ran into a crepe stand. Of course, we had to treat ourselves to sweet crepes with Nutella and sugar. Also conveniently, the metro station we needed to use was right next to the stand! I wanted to make a visit to the catacombs of Paris so after finishing our crepes we got on two different metro trains to get to the destination.
We had to wait in line for about an hour before getting into the catacombs but it was worth it- an experience like no other I had. It is estimated that about 7 million bodies are kept in the catacombs of France and we had the ability to walk and see just a small portion of them. The audio-guide tour also helped provide some information and background about this peculiar place.
After our time spent with the dead, we returned to the surface and walked to a café for hot chocolate and hopefully wifi. Unfortunately, we couldn’t figure out the wifi but by some luck a few blocks later got some wifi and I called a uber back to the Airbnb.
After resting a bit in the Airbnb, my mom looked up a good French restaurant nearby for dinner. We walked about two blocks over and treated ourselves to one last French dinner in Paris.
Two funny stories with this dinner. The first is that our waiter by accident brought my mom the wrong dish but gladly fixed the problem. The other funny story is that we ordered two desserts to split and my mom picked out a huge slice of banana cheesecake! We had a nice time chatting and enjoying our time with one another before returning the Airbnb.
We had a magnificent time in Paris and were sad to leave but also excited to see London for a few days and then return home to Minnesota.
Worry less and smile more.