I didn't do much on day one besides go to the French grocery store to buy some goods. I was amazed at how well I did with not understanding hardly any French and buying groceries that were only labeled in French. I bought tons of different cheeses and I still have no idea what they were. It was really yummy though, so no complaints here. The food in France is fresher and less processed than the food here in the USA. Seriously, French food is divine.
On day two I visited Notre Dame de Paris and the Sainte-Chapelle. Both were extremely beautiful but I instantly fell in love with the Sainte-Chapelle.
Notre Dame is massive and a little overwhelming but entirely breathtaking. It was so surreal for me to be there, knowing the age and events that occurred in the building. Inside the building, it's really dark and was really hard for me to take good pictures. Here is a tip, if you go to Paris, invest in a good camera and learn how to use that camera. That was one of my biggest regrets.
Entry to Notre Dame is free, but to climb the stairs to the bell tower will cost you 5 euros if you are 25 and under and 7 euros if not. Because of lack of time I didn't have the chance to go up to the tower. I hear the views from the top are incredible and you can better see the gorgols and other details to the cathedral.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009