The trip was wonderful as is always the case when I’m in Paris. This time around we:
- climbed the Eiffel tower (underwhelming, but I’ve wanted to check it off my bucket list for some time)
- visited Sacre Couer (another bucket-list item — lovely but lots of aggressive trinket vendors)
- visited the Saint Ouen Flea Market (where I found a lovely vintage Limoges gravy boat for 25 euros and a bunch of inexpensive frilly lingerie)
- had dinner with some French friends (had to pull ourselves away at midnight so we wouldn’t miss the metro!)
- visited a whiskey bar (Golden Promise — exquisite!!)
- and took a walking tour of Paris from the perspective of the Nazi Occupation and the Resistance (good concept, poorly executed: The Mister has already sketched out how he could do a much better version of the tour)
We also took a day to look around various arrondissements as potential living areas. While it’s still early in the game — and ultimately, costs will be a major determining factor — we came to the conclusion that we did not like the Marais in the 3rd (too noisy) or the 11th (too sketchy) or the 16th (too high-end). However, we both fell in love with the 15th.