Friday, June 12, 2009

Paris adventure

With one of the many many long weekends in May we had a trip to Paris :) It is certainly very nice to be able to hop on a TGV train in Bordeaux and end up in Paris 3 hours later! oh and earning Euros makes Paris not so expensive.

We had a fantastic dinner on the grass of the Eiffel Tower and watched the sun set...awwww ;) then went up the tower at night with the other billions of tourists (obviously we werent the first to think of going up the tower just before closing to avoid the crowds).

There was plenty of time to visit all the other sites. It was actually a great time of year to be in Paris as its not peak season but still really warm weather. We managed to get into the Louvre without waiting in line at all. And we discovered a really cool tour in the Sewers of Paris which sounds pretty gross but was actually a good way to see the history - there are even street signs under there.

The main event for Paris was Roland Garros...we went and watched Dominik in the qualifiers and unfortunately he lost so we didnt get tix to the main draw. Anyway I would certainly go to the qualifiers again as its exactly the same quality tennis and atmosphere but without all the people.