Monday was our final day as a team of three, so we had to make it count! And of course that means starting the day with a decadent breakfast at Angelina. (You may remember me mentioning this place during my last visit to Paris.) They serve delicious baked goods and the most incredible hot chocolate! We were ready to take on the day after all of the goodness!
We strolled up Rue de Rivoli finding all kinds of treasures along the way. Our destination was Notre Dame and Saint-Chapelle, but we couldn’t resist stopping at the Louvre for some photos. And like any good tourist, we couldn’t resist taking our photos with the pyramid. 🙂
We also saw the Lock Bridge while walking along the Seine.
We stopped in the Concierge before going on to the cathedrals. This was originally a palace, which was transformed into a prison. Marie Antoinette was imprisoned here until she was beheaded.
From there we went on to Notre Dame. It is so spectacular. I sat and enjoyed the quiet and the majesty of the cathedral while the ladies looked around.
Next, we visited one of my favorite Parisian cathedrals, Saint-Chapelle. It was partly covered in scaffolding inside, but still breathtaking. It was built in the 1200’s and 70% of the stained glass is still original!
We tried a cute little crêperie for lunch, which was tucked away on a quite pedestrian street. It was SO yummy!
Three girls had to be allotted time for shopping in Paris, so off to Galeries Lafayette we went! It was my first time, and I have to say, it is so huge that it borders on overwhelming. It’s a department store, but unlike the traditional department stores you may think of, it has little kiosks or sections dedicated to various designers. And oh the shoes! The shoe department is one whole floor that is probably nearly the size of a city block! And what store has both a beautiful glass atrium and city views from the rooftop?!
Shoes and bags were purchased…success!
We went back to the hotel for a rest before our final night out. We had to have a memorable last night, and dinner in the Eiffel Tower seemed like the best way to do that! I just cannot get enough of the Eiffel Tower. It seriously never gets old to me. We went to Restaurant 58 and had a delicious meal. Lots of crazy laughter (and probably a few tears) because of some fantastic story telling.
And because someone was monitoring our steps via Nike Fuelband, we decided to take a late night stroll to the Arc de Triomphe to secure our 20,000 steps for the day. Of course, we ended up with over 23,000 steps, because it took a few more steps than anticipated, but we were able to capture this silly photo while laughing hysterically.
Good food, beautiful sites, fun shopping purchases, lots of laughter, and monuments lit up at night…I would say this was a delightful day in Paris!
I think this picture captures all of the fun we had as a party of 3. Thanks for visiting, ladies! I loved it!