Day 16 – Paris

Posted on July 15, 2014

I am French! Can’t you tell by my outrageous accent you silly king!

Today we travelled from Venice to Paris. I will spare you the mind-numbing details, but suffice to say we arrived at our apartment in Paris at about 5:30pm. After settling in, we got some dinner as we hadn’t eaten since breakfast.

We found a nice restaurant and got some steak. It had been a while since we’d eaten steak (two weeks of pizza, pasta and lasange), so it was nice to have a change. It was quite nice too.

We then rested back at the apartment for a bit and got ready to go back out and walk around. It turns out we arrived on Bastille Day which is pretty cool, though we missed a lot of the events (like the main parade). We did however go to see the fireworks display at the Eiffel Tower.

It was very crowded. Everywhere. There were people covering every inch of the streets around that area, awaiting the fireworks at 11pm. Here are a few photos from the walk there and while waiting for them to start.

It only just got dark at 11 and soon after the fireworks began. They went for about 40 minutes.

They were pretty cool, though as with all fireworks, you kind of get over it after a while. I took a couple of hundred photos, though it was near impossible to get a clear shot without peoples heads or hands in the way. Here are some though.

It’s now 1am and time for sleep. This apartment is quite nice too, so our stay should be very comfortable. Overall, we had a great start to our stay in Paris and we were quite lucky to arrive on the 14th of July.