One of the days, we started off by taking the Metro over to Sacre Cour. I was surprised by how much my friend didn't like the area. Yes, there are pushy people trying to sell you stuff and it isn't the greatest part of town but just ignore them and keep walking. No need to be scared or miss out! It was pretty hazy that morning so the view from up there wasn't that great. However, I saw Amelie for the first time a month or so before this so it made this part of the trip more fun!
Since we were in the area, we also stopped by Moulin Rouge. I wasn't a huge fan of walking there the last time I was in Paris but it didn't seem as grimey as I remembered. My friend wanted to GTFO though so we just took a photo and hopped back on the Metro.
We took the train over to the Trocadero to check out the Eiffel Tower. We waited in a (really really) slow moving line to get up to the top but man are those views worth it! How Parisians ever thought the Eiffel Tower was an eye sore is beyond me! Once we were at the top, we enjoyed some gelato from the food court on the first level. My friend recommended it to me and I was skeptical about how good it could really be but it was delicious!
After the trip to the top, we took some time just to chill in the grass on the other side of the tower. It was nice to just take a breather and sit in the sun for a bit. We had the privilege (not really) of sitting by a wedding party. They looked like a slightly better looking Jersey shore cast...
We decided to hop on the Metro again and head over to the Champs Elysees. We got there around 7:30 so most of the shops were closed which was a bummer. The sunset behind the Arc de Triomphe more than made up it. As you can see from the photos below.
I think this was the same day, but I could be wrong. haha One of the nights we ate a really delicious dinner at a restaurant by the Trocadero. We wanted to be there so we could see the Eiffel Tower when it "sparkles" We ended up getting a pretty good vantage point by climbing some barriers so we were right in front. We weren't the only ones over there so we felt ok doing it. Oh the things you will do for a great photo!
This is totally out of order but I don't honestly remember what day we went there... We headed over to Rue Cler which was recommended in my Rick Steves Paris book. We wandered down the street and I picked up food from different places for my dinner. I got bread from the patisserie, cheese from the fromagerie and raspberries from this grocer. Those raspberries were the BEST I have had in MY LIFE. No joke. I wish we had done more of this. I'm pretty sure that I had this while we were waiting for the sun to go down by the Eiffel Tower. Then I somehow managed to have that steak frites too... It all blurs together at this point but I highly recommend doing lunch or dinner by wandering down a street or through a market. So much more fun than ordering off a menu!