OUR FIRST DAY
We arrived in Paris by train on Saturday morning. After we dropped our bags off at our accomodation in Gentilly, a small suburb south of Paris central, we took a train back to the centre to check it out and familiarise ourselves with the museum locations and train system.
When Mitch and I walked up from the subway and onto the streets of Paris, we were both gobsmacked and goggle-eyed, neither of us had expected Paris would be so big. The sheer scale of the place took our breath away. The footpaths were as wide as roads, the buildings were majestic and the importance of it all seemed unreal.
We walked the Promenade, through the Tuileries Garden around the Louvre and the Musée de l’Orangerie. By the end of the day we were pleased to be boarding the subway train and heading south back home to Gentilly, our quiet, normally proportioned suburb. Dinner (packaged salads and baguette from the supermarket) in the garden was heaven sent.