Paris – Day 5

Written by James McDonald

May 18, 2011

We went to see a Church the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris (the name sounds better in French Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, Paris on butte Monmartre) it was on a big hill and we climbed to the top of the churches tower which was over 300 steps. Good panoramic views of Paris.

After doing the Eiffel tower a day before hand it was nice to look back at it from a different vantage point.

We also went to the Louvre Museum which to my mind was works of art with-in a work of art — The building is amazing and huge. So many people though. We certainly weren’t on the “Road Less Travelled” as far as places we visited.

To sum up Paris

  • Dirty
  • Expensive
  • Breath-taking
  • Chaotic
  • Iconic Historic Sites
  • Amazing Architecture

In a city of Tourists how do you find an authentic Parisian experience? I would need to spend a lot more time in Paris and speak French in order for me to feel I could find it. 5 nights is not long enough to see the real Paris.

After day 5 in Paris it was time to leave for Slovenia. Caught the Metro to Chatelet and the RER B to CDG Terminal 2. Got to Paris airport and consumed my free 15 minutes of Wifi on both my HP Mini and my Android HTC Desire while we waited to depart.

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