Cruising down the Seine

Taking a sightseeing cruise down the Seine in Paris was something I'd wanted to do since I first arrived in France, and it only took me about 10 months to finally get around to it! I probably wouldn't have done so unless I was with these two champions: It was Connie's last day to explore…

Les Égouts de Paris

You may think there's nothing better to do on a bank holiday Monday than going to the Sewers of Paris, and you'd be wrong! It was quite an experience to say the least, and I think I may need to wash myself, and my clothes a few more times to feel clean again. The warning signs…

Paris at Sunset

There is no prettier site, I think, than Paris when the sun is setting, and this time I witnessed it from the top of the Arc de Triomphe. The Arc itself is smack-bang in the middle of the Etoile roundabout, and at the end of the world famous Champs-Élysées. There's quite a few steps up…

Top of the Tower

When my friend came to visit me in France, I used it as an excuse to do more of the tourist stuff again, despite being a resident here. This 'stuff' included finally taking a trip up to the very top of the Eiffel Tower. It was built for the World's Fair in 1889 and stands…

Sunny days in the Jardin

I'm sure I've previously mentioned how much I love the Jardin du Luxembourg on a sunny day, and here I'm having a bit of a throwback to my visit in autumn, when the trees were burning and the sun was out. When I stopped by I stumbled upon a brass band playing in the bandstand playing a…