Paris - December 21st

Wednesday, 22 December 2021 Written by
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IMG 3177Tuesday turned out to be our busiest day of all! We met Karen from Sight Seekers Delight at 1030am to begin our culinary tour. She took us to local markets to gather our meal. At each stop, she explained the displays to us and verified what we preferred to eat before purchasing. Our final stop was Au Bon Coin ( one of the top 100 restaurants in Paris ) where the owner graciously allowed us to have our meal before he opened. He served us drinks, made us a special entree and surprised us with a delicious dessert called Mont Blanc. The food we had gathered was delicious and again Karen gave us a complete history of the area.

We then walked about 20-30minutes to Saint Chapelle which is near Notre Dame. Again we showed our health pass and paid the entrance fee. Side note..most museums and attractions do not charge for children under 18 years of age. Saint Chapelle is truly a must see especially until Notre Dame is open again. The stained glass windows are magnificent and tell the stories of the Bible beginning with Adam and Eve. And the church provides written descriptions of each window.

We had 6pm tickets for the top of the Eiffel Tower so once again, back on the metro. We arrived and got into line. We showed our health pass once, our tickets twice and went through security 3 times. We made it to the top about 645pm. The view was spectacular, the night was clear and it was well worth the wait!

Dinner was at a bistro near the Eiffel Tower ..we were too hungry and tired to explore further. We got back to the hotel and had a zoom with our staff to bring them current on all the rules and regulations regarding our travel.

We finally called it a day around midnight.