This is a continuation from a previous post about my recent travels to France to visit a friend. After a few days traveling in and around Lyon, France we made our way on a fast train to visit Paris – a first for me!
We made our first visit to the Palace of Versailles…
For dinner we made our way to Montmartre and we enjoyed this view that also was entertaining (guy climbs light pole with soccer ball tricks?!) while dining on the steps in front of the Sacre Coeur church.
We made our way over the next couple of days to see various historic sites, views, and I enjoyed new flavors from France. It was amazing!
I have to admit that when I saw on the map near the Louvre that there was a carousel and when I saw a sign for it leading underground I happily followed the signs (also hoping there would be a bathroom nearby as well). However, I was disappointed when I discovered it was just a really expensive shopping center BUT I was glad to see signs directing me to what I thought were “public” restrooms. Little did I know, I stumbled upon apparently what they touted “the cleanest bathrooms of Paris” and I paid the price for it too. I do agree they were quite clean, especially since there were two women cleaning each stall after a person used it. So, although I didn’t find a lovely carousel, I did find some very clean and colorful bathrooms and that was entertaining enough.
More photos to come from my visit to Paris – Check out Part 3: Adventures & Life in Paris!
Note: the featured image at the top of this post is from one of the many, stunningly beautiful stained glassed windows at Sainte-Chapelle.