On the Sunday we were in Paris, Adam had planned out our entire plan of attack — even going so far as to number the places we were visiting on our map. Since we’d walked so far the day before, we decided that the metro would play heavily in our day’s activities.
We started the day by heading to the Champs-Élysées (via a boulangerie!), so we could walk up to the Arc de Triumphe. It wasn’t too busy seeing as it was Sunday morning!
We hot footed our way over to Montmartre to visit Sacre Cour next. I really like Montmartre, but I didn’t like the scary pick-pocket/scammers at the bottom of Sacre Cour. They were trying to trick people with friendship bracelets, and there must have been over 20 of them there. We walked up the steps in front of Sacre Cour, but went down the ones at the side near the funicular in order to avoid the scary men!
We stopped off for a crepe & espresso break at a cafe in Montmartre. Mmm… nutella crepes. They were really good. Really, really good.
The Moulin Rouge is so seedy, I’d read that it was but had to see it to believe. Check out the people waiting outside, mostly men aged over 60 I reckon!
We then headed to Montparnasse as the Catacombes were next on our list. When Adam was in Paris on a work trip he stayed around this area and so knew where all the restaurants were (Rue Daguerre… named for the photography pioneer). We ended up eating at Café Daguerre, where Adam braved a steak tartare (kind of wished I’d had one once I tasted it), and I had confit de canard (ohhh those garlic potatoes).
After lunch we went to the Catacombes, and ended our day with a trip up the Eiffel Tower at sunset. Those both have separate posts coming up later this week :)