Day 24 ~ Saturday in Paris

Today was a lovely day. I started by sleeping in a bit. I must admit, a month on the road, going on little sleep and lots of experiences is wearing me down a bit. I’m very thankful that Paris has offered that sleeping in opportunity, as most of the things I have planned don’t open until 10! 🙂

I did realize that if I didn’t do laundry today, I would have a problem tomorrow, so I got directions from Joy and headed to the nearest lavarie to wash my clothes. The lavarie was in a beat area of the 1st arrondissement, so once I put my clothes in the washer, I headed to a little cafe to have a coffee, croissant, and do some people watching in the market. It was a lovely way to kill some time while my laundry spun and did its thing.  I watched families headed to each of the different markets – little ones on scooters, push bikes and in strollers, all joining in the market experience. About the time I thought my clothes should be ready for the dryer, I headed back to the lavarie, and caught up on my blog while they dried. 

Once all my clothes right were clean, dry and folded, I headed back to Joy’s  so that I could drop them off and begin my journey for the day. 

My first stop was the port by the Eiffel Tower, where I boarded the river cruise on the Seine. The weather was fabulous, and the views were great! A very enjoyable way to spend the afternoon. IMG_9669 IMG_9670 IMG_9671 IMG_9672 IMG_9673 IMG_9674 IMG_9675 IMG_9676 IMG_9677 IMG_9678 IMG_9679 IMG_9680 IMG_9681 IMG_9682 IMG_9683 IMG_9684 IMG_9685 IMG_9686 IMG_9687 IMG_9688 IMG_9689 IMG_9690 IMG_9691 IMG_9692 IMG_9693 IMG_9694 IMG_9695 IMG_9696 IMG_9697 IMG_9698 IMG_9699 IMG_9700 IMG_9701 IMG_9702 IMG_9703 IMG_9704 IMG_9705 IMG_9706 IMG_9707 IMG_9708 IMG_9709 IMG_9710 IMG_9711 IMG_9712 IMG_9714 IMG_9715 IMG_9716 IMG_9717 IMG_9718 IMG_9719 IMG_9720 IMG_9721 IMG_9722 IMG_9723 IMG_9724 IMG_9725 IMG_9726 IMG_9727 IMG_9728 IMG_9729 IMG_9730 IMG_9731 IMG_9732 IMG_9733 IMG_9734 IMG_9735 IMG_9736 IMG_9737 IMG_9738 IMG_9739 IMG_9740 IMG_9741 IMG_9742 IMG_9743 IMG_9744 IMG_9745 IMG_9746 IMG_9747 IMG_9748 IMG_9749 IMG_9750 IMG_3315 IMG_9751 IMG_9752 IMG_9753 IMG_9754 IMG_3316 IMG_3317 IMG_3318 IMG_3319 IMG_3320 IMG_3321 IMG_3322 IMG_3323 IMG_3324 

After the cruise I explored the Qua Bray gardens, then headed to the Montparnasse tower for some fabulous views of Paris at sunset. IMG_9755 IMG_9756 IMG_9757 IMG_9758 IMG_9759 IMG_9760 IMG_9761 IMG_9762 IMG_9763 IMG_9764 IMG_9765 IMG_9766 IMG_9768 IMG_9769 IMG_9770 IMG_9771 IMG_9772 IMG_9773 IMG_9774 IMG_3325 IMG_3326 IMG_3327 IMG_3328 IMG_3329 IMG_3330 IMG_9775 IMG_9776 IMG_3331 IMG_3332 IMG_3333 IMG_3334 IMG_3335 IMG_3336 IMG_3337 

After enjoying the view (and some Champagne) – I decided a late dinner might be a good plan, so I found an open cafe, and took a chance. I had a lovely dinner of escargots and sea bass. It was yummy – and I had the added bonus of a bit of a show, as the owner had to kick out a very drunk lady, who at one point tried to come and sit with me. It was amusing – especially once she was gone. The owner was very apologetic – he was obviously mortified. 

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After my lovely (and very late) dinner, I headed back to Joy’s to prepare for the next day. 


Author: Merry

I am a teacher, techie, avid traveler and explorer.

3 thoughts on “Day 24 ~ Saturday in Paris”

  1. So glad you were able to slow down a bit and visit a neighborhood while the laundry was whizzing! Scrumptious dinner!


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