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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Paris- Day deux


Paris- Day deux. Skulls, Marie Antoinette and so much paella!



Day 2 of Paris we woke up at the crack of dawn after a well needed nights sleep! It was a bit drizzly so I zipped up my red raincoat (pinched from David) and headed out for a day of activities. We checked the weather for the day ahead, and decided to do our 'indoor stuff' in the morning. We really wanted to see the Catacombs, and as this is a huge tomb underground we went there first.

Catacombs of Paris

Catacombs of Paris

Catacombs of Paris

Catacombs of Paris

Catacombs of Paris
We queued for about 2 hours for the Catacombs, but it was ok and we had a laugh waiting. When we finally got in, we were wowed. You walk down a spiral staircase that feels like an eternity under the streets of Paris, to a tomb of narrow walkways and dark tunnels. Once you have walked around for about 15 minutes you find yourselves amongst approximately 6 million people's remains. It was amazing to see how they were delicately displayed and organised, with the skulls arranged into hearts and crosses. The only thing we could fault about the Catacombs was the amount of graffiti inside, which sort of spoils it's authenticity. 


Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles
Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

After lunch and in the sunshine we jumped onto the Metro to 'Palace of Versailles'. This is the place where Marie Antoinette lived, but more recently and probably famously known as the place where Kim Kardashian and Kanye got married. I also noticed that all the props from a recent fashion week show was still up, which I found quite cool! We spent a couple of hours walking around the grounds and through each grand room in the Palace. I loved the paintings and the details on the ceiling! By this time we were a little tired again, so we headed back to the B&B for a rest and a change of outfit.




Although we had only been in Paris for 2 days, we were a little bit sick of "French food" (which we had pretty much overdosed on..) So we went into a Spanish restaurant in the 'Latin Quarter' for what can only be described as the largest most amazing Paella we have ever had! It had lobster, prawns, mussels, squid and even snails for that little french touch. And as you can see, us three polished the lot! So good!



After dinner we went out for a couple of cocktails (still in the Latin Quarter) which were not as expensive as I thought they were going to be! Not the best of pictures, but it was dark! That was a really fun night and we were also celebrating Hannah's 25th Birthday (which was the next day). The clocks also changed at 1am which was really trippy as we had already put them forward the day before!




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