Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Paris by night!

Yesterday afternoon we took the bus to 'the city of lights', 'the city of love', Paris! We were lucky to miss the traffic leaving Rouen and too late to have any conflicts driving into Paris. So 1,5 hour later we drove around the l'Arc de Triomphe and shortly after down the Champs-Élyseés. There was still an hour of daylight left, so we could enjoy all the main hightlights with good light. From our high bus seats we could enjoy all the choas around us. We were all glad we had a good chauffeur who was used to the Parisian traffic, and that we were not driving ourselves! At 20 o'clock we were at the bottem of the Eiffel tower where we boarded our restaurant boat! It was like stepping into another world, with all the glass windows around us we could enjoy the amazing views of the Eiffel tower, the Notre-Dame cathedral and the numerous
All this while eating a delicous french dinner, listening to the romantic live music and moving gently down the stream of the river Seine. A success! 

Today we had the entire morning to explore the city of Rouen. Either by taking the shuttle bus or by the offered guided tour. Another excursion possibility was to Giverny, to visit Monet's museum: the house and gardens formerly owned by Monet. In the afternoon the Fram turned around and we made our way westagain, down the river Seine towards the Atlantic.