We took a 6 hour ferry ride across the English Channel to France. Our ferry was actually more like a cruise ship and on a clear day such as we had it was lovely to spend time sunning on the deck.
We overnighted in a very small sleepy town called Roscoff before catching our train to Paris the next morning.
Paris is everything we hoped for and we fell in love with it instantly. It is a beautiful, ornate city. Every inch of it seems to be covered with some sort of decorative carving or potted flowers.
And the food and cafe's were brilliant! Parisiennes really do know how to relax and enjoy a nice meal with some quality vino on a summer's eve. For the amount of pubs we discovered in England, there were double the cafe's in Paris.
Needless to say, Paris is an enormous city and we spent every second we could out walking to soak up as many sights as we could.
Two sights that you just can't miss seeing in Paris are the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. We hit the Louvre first and must admit that aside from all the art in it, it was one of the most beautiful buildings we have ever been in. You really need at least a month just to see all the art exhibits there.
After spending a few hours in the Louvre, we headed over to see the other thing that you must see when in Paris...the Eiffel Tower. I must admit that like our experience with the Panama Canal, it was so much more impressive than we anticipated.
And the view from the top was well worth braving the throngs of other tourists...it was really cool.
Two other things that are note worthy about Paris is that half the population cruises around on scooters like madmen and everywhere you look are entire blocks of scooters parked.
And the traffic! It was reminiscent of Delhi...
We absolutely loved Paris and hope to come back to see more sooner rather than later.