I get to the Notre Dame towers early. The 400 steps are worth it as the views are amazing. I stand at the gargoyle, which is in a scene from a movie called Chronos which I love and have seen many times. That is something I have wanted to do for many years.
I walk towards the Latin Quarter and see the Pantheon lurking through the gaps in the buildings. I walk over and take a seat. It is an impressive building. I find the Latin Quarter and walk through the narrow streets.
I walk over to the Musee Picasso. It has the greatest collection of Picasso items anywhere. I loved the Picasso museum in Barcelona, but this one, although bigger, isn’t quite as thrilling. The photos of Picasso, mostly at work, are great though, as is the information about where he lived throughout Europe. His large paintings are very vivid.
I walk back towards the hostel and absorb more Paris, coffee and beer. Carlos checks into our room.
Thiago and I go to the L’ouvre. It is huge. There are so many exhibits I decided to head straight for the ones I know to ensure I see them all. I see the Venus de Milo, Mona Lisa and the Winged Victory of Samothrace. We walk around for several hours. With so much to see we soon are worn out and head back to the hostel.
We have a new room mate, Carlos from Portugal. He is a nice guy. Thiago, Carlos and Guiseppe and I buy pizza and beer and head to the L’ouvre courtyard. It is a lovely night and we can see the Eiffel Tower, so we decided to go over. We catch the Metro. The view from the Trocadero is amazing. We take lots of photos, but resist the urge to buy tat from the Africa guys. Whilst we are chatting and admiring the view the white fairy lights appear all over the Eiffel tower. It is a spectacular view.