Wow! What a day! I am hoping that I remember most of the places that our tour guide, Michael Osman took us today. We walked until we dropped and then took the buses the rest of the way.
Here's Michael and Bill at the beginning of this marathon day.
We walked thru Square du Temple and Place des Vogses, and here's a couple of photos.
Then the lovely little Church of St Paul, where we saw some ancient graffiti and some lovely art.
This is the only remaining part of the ancient wall that surrounded Paris.
On to Ile Saint-Louis where we had lunch at Le Lutetia. Bill and Michael had the grilled salmon, and I had salmon tartare. The waiter was funny - he wanted to make sure I knew it was raw fish. It was delicious! I was so hungry that I forgot to take pictures of our entrees, but I did remember the dessert, Bertillon glaces - dark chocolate and pistachio - yum, they were to die for!
We then walked over to Il de la Cite and walked behind Notre Dame cathedral.
This is the oldest tree in Paris - just look at the size of its trunk!
And the famous Shakespeare & Company bookstore.
We saw the Eiffel Tower from two different perspectives - right in front of it and then from the Trocadero viewpoint.
The Arc de Triomphe, of course.
Michael tailors his tours to what you want to see. We covered a huge amount of ground - I should have worn a pedometer so I would know how far we walked,