Flying for more than 9 hours can mess with your head. I felt like we were chasing the sun, because it was always behind us as we traveled east and it was setting in the west. But watch out – we played a game of tag and won! We met the sun as it came around the earth on the back side. Only problem was that our back sides were done (literally and figuratively).
Although we slept on the plane, when we finally arrived at St. Andre des Arts, we were exhausted. We staggered through the day, but I am writing this at 8:00 p.m. and she is already down for the night.
As we walked through our neighborhood, we came across a crepe stand that wafted tantalizing smells into the street. And guess what their favorite sauce is – Nutella! The chef let her go behind the counter for the photo. And the crepes were delicious!
That’s not to say that we did not take advantage of our location. St.-Germain-des-Pres is an ideal spot to get anywhere in Paris. And the best part is the neighborhoods. We walked down small narrow streets that looked just like that hundreds of years ago. Imagine who else walked down these streets?
Notre Dame is a five minute walk from our apartment. We managed to attend a 6:30 p.m. mass (well, I did; she stayed in the apartment). I couldn’t help taking photos – with a setting that fabulous, who could blame me?
Tomorrow is the Louvre and a bicycle tour of the back streets of Paris. Paris is known as the City of Lights. Hopefully, tomorrow will be a great start to see Paris at her finest. Until then, avoir!