And here is day II spent in Paris (for first day clicky here). As this was the day of returning home (hupp :'(), we decided to drop our luggage at Gare du Nord station.
Gare du Nord – Even the train station looks like this.
Next stop was the Opéra – Palais Garnier, just to take a quick look around. EU flag and the French flag, as I mentioned before, just the way it has to be.
Love these iron style buildings on the corners. I’m not sure how convenient could it be furnished though, but from the outside they look great.
My outfit of the day. I went safe for sure with having my hoodie and bomber jacket under my raincoat which btw I acquired before the travel in Sainsbury’s. It was more than useful and I love the vivid coral colour, which my husband refuse to accept, aka there is no such colour as coral. Sure, it’s easier to say it’s some kind of between red, orange and pink. 😛
Next stop was the Louvre. Just from the outside sadly, but the queues are massive here all the time and we had neither the time nor the patience, so maybe next time.
The Musée du Louvre, it’s bigger than I thought, and I knew it was huge.
This is the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, the gate to the Jardin du Tuileires if you will. At this point it was raining cats and dogs, so we had to rush up to the closest cafe.
But it was totally worth it. We were soaking wet (me from the jacket down :)), and I wanted to eat something warm (French onion soup for hubby and vegetable soup for me if you’re interested :), and well to drink a glass of Bordeaux. In the end we didn’t mind it for sure, everything was amazing.
And finally the rain went away and we were able to see the blue skies too. And yes, this is La Seine with the Eiffel Tower in the distance. One quick shot from the Place de la Concorde with the Obelisk from Egypt.
Paris is really an astonishing city even when the weather is gloomy like this. The Grand PalaisAnd the Petit Palais, I think I prefer this one, it’s like a pretty jewellery box, isn’t it?
The Champs-Élysées was closed away from traffic, so we had the whole road to stroll, but dark clouds were gathering again, so we had the chance to try one of the little cafes there. Btw the whole avenue looks like the one called Andrássy in Budapest, which is not surprising though the idea is from here. 🙂 Except that at the end here the Arc de Triomphe stands.
Even more sunshine and beautiful details.
Closing to the Eiffel, our last spectacle of this little trip. Le sigh…
The Tour Eiffel bathing in the last sunshines. Golden hour as its best. 🙂
That’s all folks. But here is one more though; I was pretty amazed how walkable is Paris. Maybe it’s just because of London, but it seemed pretty small which makes it even more enjoyable. I wanna go back one day for sure.
Rain coat – Sainsbury’s, bomber – H&M, hoodie – Urban Outfitters, jeans – Re/Done, boots – &Other Stories, bag – Balenciaga