Today we juts walked around Paris because it was our last day there for a while.
When we got up, it was later than we planned, but oh well, we were up really late last night. When we first got up we went to the Louvre. We got some breakfast first. It was really good. We had just normal pastries, they taste better in France :). After we ate and had been asked a dozen times to buy mini Eiffel Towers, we went to go into the Louvre. We tried going in the secret way. It was closed. So we went to another entrance, but not the main one. We waited about 45 minutes, compared to 2-3 hours for the main entrance.
Once we got in we saw the Egyptian display. I guess it was neat but I’m not a big fan of history. One thing that I did like was pieces of the insides of the Pyramids. Then we went through the medieval rooms, we didn’t really look but then again we did. After at we walked around and looked at all the paintings and sculptures. My mom wanted to see the Winged Victory, so we did. To look at it or take picture it took a hit because so many people wanted to see it. We got a picture though. Then we went through the renaissance rooms to look for the Mona Lisa. It took a bit but we found it. It was hard to get a picture because almost everyone was trying to get to the front. When I saw it I noticed that it was much smaller than I thought. After we got a picture, we left to find Napoleon’s apartments. That’s when me and my brother got moody because we couldn’t find it and we were tired. So yeah, my mom wasn’t too happy either. Haha. After looking at them, we went outside to sit and relax. On the way out, we saw the pickpockets we were warned about. They were trying to get people to sign a petition so they could distract you and steal your things. We didn’t fall for it .
After we got out of that we went to find Notre Dame. We went to the wrong one at first but it was still really pretty. It was smaller and right behind the Louvre. When we went in, I took a really cool picture of a candle, then we left. We went to find Notre Dame. We finally found it and we went by it, and I got pictures for fair. We didn’t have time to go in, plus the line was at least around the block. Once I got my pictures we left.
After that we all needed some time to relax. We took a bus to Petit Palais. (Peh-teet pa-lay) We wanted to see if André was right about the having them best ice cream. So we got in free because we were going to the garden café. It was the best ice cream ever!!!! We also went on their wifi. We also just looked at it. It was super pretty. Especially the flooring and ceiling. The floor was mosaic and the ceiling was covered in murals.
After relaxing we went to Napoleon’s Tomb. Part of it was a military museum. This was something my brother REALLY wanted to see. I didn’t really care. So we looked around for a bit in the WW1 and WW2 part. Then we went to the tomb. The tombs were huge and built very fancy. After looking around that for awhile, we left.
Then we went back to the hotel to get our bags. Once we did we left and got on the metro to the airport. It took about an hour. We were really early, but we’d rather be sitting for a few extra hours than stuck in traffic, and miss our plane.
Once we got there we checked in and went through customs. It was a lot easier than in the U.S. we then went to eat. We got McDonalds. It wasn’t the first choice but it was all they had.
Finally we got on our plane. It is green. It was like that because Ireland’s known as the Emerald Isle. But I think it’s because of the leprechauns and shamrocks. 💚🍀