An evening stroll in Paris

Our first day in Paris, we payed a quick visit to Château de Vincennes and Parc Floral. It was really sunny outside. A sudden 30°C outburst in September, after a two week monsoon? Cah-raazay! If K wouldn’t have stopped me, I would have jumped into the lily pond to cool off. After we visited Parc Floral, we decided to stop by St-Michel to grab a pancake. St-Michel is the lively area next to the Notre Dame. Out of ideas on what to do in the few hours that were left before bedtime, we decided to walk up to the Eiffeltower. Honsetly, I thought that tower was closer!

Startpoint: The Notre Dame!
Crossing The Seine and looking at boats filled with tourists. Lazy bums!

 

Crossing the Seine again over Pont Alexandre III. If you stand on the bridge you can see the Eiffel Tower, Hotel Des Invalides and Palais de la decouverte.

 

Just when we arrived at the foot of the tower the lights went on. It’s such an amazing sight! I only really feel like I’m in Paris when I’m near the Eifel Tower. Last time we visited it was a cold november day and there were hardly any tourists, but this time the square was croweded. Since K and I both dislike crowds we decided to cross the busy streets and walk to the Trocadéro buildings. From here you have an amazing view from a distance. When we were almost at the terrace, The Eifeltower did this:
I had completely forgotten about this event! If you ever are in Paris, make sure to stop by the Eifeltower around 9PM, that’s the moment he get’s his sparkly groove on! It was kind of funny because at first we thought the building in front of us was sparkling, but then I noticed all the people around us were turning around.
Hope you enjoyed this first post!
There’s more to come!

 

19 Comments

  1. 13 September 2011 / 17:04

    Your photos are gorgeous, and the video of the sparkling tower is amazing! I can't wait to see and hear more about your trip!

  2. 13 September 2011 / 17:28

    So beautiful! I hope to go to Paris one day!

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  3. 13 September 2011 / 18:15

    Oh my gosh, those photos are absolutely stunning! And the sparkling Eiffel tower is so beautiful! *sigh*

  4. 13 September 2011 / 18:33

    oh beautiful picture 🙂

  5. 13 September 2011 / 19:30

    Gorgeous pictures! 🙂 I loved seeing the Eiffel Tower lit up…

    When I read the title I thought you were proposed to and hinting at a diamoond ring! 😀

  6. 13 September 2011 / 20:37

    Amazing he? De eiffeltoren all lit up <3 wij hadden een picknickkleed meegenomen en zijn s'avonds bij de eiffeltoren gaan liggen kijken (Met zo'n 100 andere stelletjes, maar a'la:P) er liepen zelfs lui rond champange en rozen te verkopen! insane! maar parijs is echt geweldig, blijft mn favo stad! 😀

  7. 13 September 2011 / 20:43

    Great pictures! Funny how I followed the same road as you last time I was in Paris 🙂 I started at the Notre Dame as well!

    Love,
    Shanah.

  8. 13 September 2011 / 20:56

    Oh, how lucky you are to be in pairs! I can only imagine…. that is so fun that the tower sparkles, though when i read the title of your post, i thought the sparkly surprise was going to be some jewelry for you… haha.

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  9. 13 September 2011 / 23:58

    There is nothing like seeing the Eiffel tower at night. It is just breath taking! Sounds like an amazing time 🙂

  10. 14 September 2011 / 13:11

    Wow, these pictures are amazing! Oh gosh, I wish I could travel more (especially overseas! It stinks being trapped over here in the midwest!)

  11. 14 September 2011 / 21:25

    This is awesome! That video of the Eiffel Tower is so cool. I've never been to Paris, but I want to go someday.

  12. 15 September 2011 / 13:56

    Oh wow, I am so jealous! Seriously, I cant believe I have never been to Paris and I only live a couple hours away by train! I'm dying to go! 🙂 I never knew the Eiffel Tower did that – so cool! 🙂

  13. 15 September 2011 / 18:32

    ohhhhhh my goodness you have no idea how badly I want to go to Paris. Its been one of my number 1 dreams…ever since I can remember honestly. I have Eiffel Tower stuff All over my house. You are so lucky! beautiful pictures, I ever pinned the one of the Notre Dame on Pinterest 🙂

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