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This was my last full day in Paris so I wanted to slow things down and really just enjoy the city. I got up early for a run along the Seine just as the sun was coming up. Totally inspiring.

Running along the Seine

Montmartre neighbourhood was my first stop. Wandered the steep, thin streets. This area has so much character. The only one irritating thing is all of the people trying to sell you something or draw your picture. Takes a bit away of the experience but I tried to ignore them. I ended up at the Sacre Coeur, overlooking Paris. Another stunning view of the city.

The streets of Montmartre

The view from Sacre Coeur

Apparently this is the club that Picasso used to party at. It was called something else though.

I stopped for lunch at a little cafe. Just watched the people walk by and laughed at the gong show of trucks trying to navigate the tiny streets. When two trucks try and get by eachother…total chaos!

I wandered the cementary where many famous people are buried including Degas. I tried to find his grave but it was a maze and could not find it to save my life. But it was fascinating walking through it.

Montmartre Cemetery

You can’t come to this neighbourhood and not check out The Moulin Rouge! It would have been great to see a show there but a picture will have to suffice!

Moulin Rouge

I spent the rest of the day just walking the streets of Paris. Peaking into shops, sitting at cafes, looking at the old buildings. It was a great way to spend my last  day. I was trying to think of how I wanted to spend my last evening. Not a whole ton of fun eating a nice meal on your own so I decided to do a nighttime cruise along the seine. See Paris in all its sparkly nighttime glory. And although I was the only single person on this cruise, it was really interesting and beautiful. It was the perfect  end to this unforgettable trip.

A view from the Seine

A view from the Seine

Final thoughts on Paris: I really can’t believe that I finally got the opportunity to be here. It was everything I thought it would be and more. I feel very blessed to have experienced it.

 

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