Monday, 4 June 2012

This time last week I was...

On a train on my way to a city I have never been before, even though it isn't that far away. The train journey only took just over two hours.

Sometimes though, you need someone else to give you a push to get up and do something and Leanne was the one who did it for me this time. She came to London for the Fat Quarterly Retreat (more on that later) and suggested a day trip.

So by midday we were here at Sacre-Coeur overlooking Paris spread out below us.



Then we hopped back onto the tube (very easy to manage, just like London) and the next stop took us to here!


What you may be able to see from the picture is the Seine is just in front of the Tower with a little bridge in front. More on that bridge later!


We got a bit closer to the tower but didn't go up inside. Heights aren't my favourite anyway but the queue was wrapping around the bottom and we didn't want to waste the afternoon queueing in the heat. Yes it was very very hot.

Thats were the bridge came in. We were waiting for a river boat but desperately needed some shade, so we hid under the bridge!


The leisurely river cruise showed us more sights including Notre Dame,


but we stayed on until we got the the Louvre. Don't let that sky fool you, it was still roasting hot even though this was about 5pm.  


On the left of the picture you can see a series of arches on the lowest level. That's were we had a nice relaxing dinner surrounded by the natives before heading back to the station and home.

Fabulous day!

8 comments:

Leanne said...

It was great fun, thank you again for coming with me!

Helsie said...

I'm glad you had a good time. How lucky you are to live so close to my most favourite city in the world.
Cheers

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

I love Paris ... although the one time I went there it rained - for the whole week! Looks like you had a good time.

quiltfool said...

Oh, how fun. Thanks for taking me on your little jaunt to Paris. We're lucky if we can get out of the state in a single day. Lane

Shay said...

Im utterly jealous that you can go "overseas" in two hours to somewhere as exciting as Paris. Australia is so far from anywhere else that a little jaunt like this is not possible.

I got such a thrill seeing your pictures and hearing about your day.

Shocking Hocking said...

oh man - would love to hop on a train and end up in paris - it took 1.5 hours in a plane just to get to sydney last weekend - totally agree with shay's comment! i lurve paris - will get there again one day...

Cynthia L. said...

What a wonderful trip! My daughter was able to go to Paris for a few days with her grandmother! Her favorite part was the Moulan Rouge (hope I spelled that right) Love your photos! Look forward to hearing about the fat quarter show.

Di said...

Chatted with Leanne on Saturday night and she said that you both had a wonderful time. The photos are great. Di x