Thursday, November 24, 2011

Touring Paris - Jeannie's Side of the Bus! Part 1

On Thursday, our second full day in Paris, we bought tickets for guided tours. It was a package deal which consisted of a bus tour, and then a Seine riverboat tour. With only one day to see the City of Lights, we figured this was our best option to make the most of it, and we were gone all day!

As we approached downtown Paris, Thomas and I got our cameras out - me on the left side of the bus and Thomas on the right. Together we took hundreds of pictures. I hope you enjoy my side of the bus, while I work hard to upload his photos!!!

I just barely caught this! Someone playing a joke - not a real outline, lol!

Olive products shop!

Market Square

There are 36 bridges in Paris and I think we crossed most of them!

Notre Dame
I guess the French like to "eat fresh" too!

See the boat with the red seats?
This is the company our tour used!

We got off the bus at the Louvre.
We only had an hour and a half, and had to eat lunch during this time. It didn't seem worth it to pay full price for tickets and go hungry - not that Bella would have handled that well - so we took pictures of what we could, ate lunch and shopped for some souvenirs.
Layout of the museum complex.
Thomas' pictures are better of this!
Really cool Egyptian replicas!

Even a Rosetta stone!

Base of the glass pyramid.

Christmas decorations were everywhere!

The House of Chocolate -
65 euros very well spent in here!!!

This tea shop smelled heavenly!!!

And this was as close as we got to the museum!
So....we'll HAVE TO go back!!

Keep going to see Part 2
of my side of Paris!!


Rita said...

Wow! This is fun! I felt like I was on the bus tour with you and rushing about for an hour and a half. Fun! Can't wait to see more. :)

Robin Merriman said...

Jeannie, this is my first visit to your blog - I popped over to see your photos of the European Convention and I just had to tell you that I loved your Evil Conservative button in your sidebar! I tip my hat to you - one Evil Conservative to another! And thanks to you and your husband for your service!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I love the fact you both had cameras, great photos from you both. Did I tell you that I have started another blog just for photos? I hope you might be interested. :)

Intense Guy said...

Awww.. I didn't see the Hutchback in any of your Notre Dame shots... Oh well, maybe next time...


An hour and a half for the Lovre? Goodness... I was in it for 14 hours and only saw the stuff in about half of it!

Christina said...

LOL we took the same tour but our hour and a half was spent at notre dame and we ate a lunch sitting on the banks of the Seine river!

JoeTacoma said...

Beautiful! Visiting Paris has been a dream of mine for many, many years. The best I could do is Charles de Gaulle airport for a few hours. lol.

I've never been a fan of the glass pyramid at the Louvre. It seems like a case of 20th century architectural arrogance, as it is so incongruous. Perhaps you have to experience it, eh?