Our tourist trip to Paris 2003

In August 2003, we made a snap decision to visit Paris - and why not? - as neither of us had been there before as tourists (in fact, we had not been real tourists before either), and we had nothing else planned for our 2 week holiday. We took three days (and £600) to visit as many tourist attractions as we could, armed with three SnapIt cameras. Don't complain if the pictures aren't that good, the viewfinders don't always show what you are going to take a picture of - oh, and Eiffel Tower pictures don't work at night!

Day 1

We went directly from the airport to the hotel. The Metro is excellent - never have to wait more than 5 minutes, and you can get from anywhere to anywhere within ½ hour - but it is impossible with luggage or a pushchair! We used it to get practically everywhere, which is why we managed to see so many things in one day.

It took us 3 hours in all, and we got to the bottom just before midnight, just in time to catch the Metro to our hotel. For future reference, stop at the second floor, it's not worth the trip to the top, but we had to do it at least once.

Day 2

Finally that night, we spent an hour on a bridge over the Seine, watching the river boats go by.

Day 3

After such a short stay, it was time to go home.

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