20.04.2014 - 20.04.2014 16 °C
What a day we had today! When we awoke, we discovered that the Easter bunny had tracked us down and left the girls some chocolate goodies!
After a leisurely breakfast of delicious toast & strawberry jam (& chocolate!) we took to the streets to check out all the delights that Paris can offer. We crossed the Seine to the left bank and over to Notre Dame cathedral where the Easter Sunday service was in full swing. We then jumped on the open top bus to do a full circuit of the sights. The girls were sweating on seeing the main attraction and it wasn't long until the Eiffel Tower hove into view! By the looks on their faces, it lived up to their expectations!
We stayed on the bus as we're paying a full visit tomorrow with tickets up to the top. The delights of the shops on the Champs-Élysées did however tempt the girls to disembark to engage in a bit of retail therapy! Also had a wander around the Arc de Triomphe which is a majestic spot to view the city. Seeing the names of all the battles inscribed on the arches, with the tomb of the Unknown Soldier below was a sobering experience.
We were all a little tired after a big day of touring, none more so than Bronnie who went for a 'little lie down' before dinner at 6:30 and still hasn't woken up at 11pm! I guess I'd better hit the hay too to rest up for our trip up to the top of ET! I'm sure Liv will want to 'phone home' to tell all her friends about it!