Paris: Notre Dame, Lock Bridge, and More!

Spring Break Day Three: Our last day in Paris
We packed in the sights again on our last day. Fortunately, the skies were clear! It made a HUGE difference in getting around town.

First stop: Notre Dame during the morning this time. I was a little skeptical about seeing it again. When we saw Notre Dame our first night, we walked right in the doors. This time there was a long line out front. However, the line moved really quickly, and it was so worth seeing the stained glass windows during the day time. They were stunning.


Notre Dame


Notre Dame gargoyles


Notre Dame Entry


Notre Dame chandeliers and windows


Notre Dame window


Notre Dame stained glass


Notre Dame candles


Even though it was on our list of things to see, we didn’t realize the lock bridge was right behind Notre Dame! We ran into it on accident. We did not leave our own lock. We contemplated writing on someone else’s lock, but it just didn’t feel right. Oh well! We ran into a wedding shoot while we were there.


Lock bridge with Notre Dame in back


Lock Bridge in Paris


Paris lock bridge


Wedding at lock bridge


After that, we hopped on the metro to see the Eiffel again:


Us with the Eiffel Tower


Next, we took the metro to see the Moulin Rouge. It was in a sketchy part of town. We got off the metro, took a photo, then got back on the metro. We went back across town to get some dinner.


Moulin Rouge


We ate an incredible cheese fondue and followed it up with crème brûlée. And since we had never had them before, we stopped in a shop for some macaroons. (Chocolate was our favorite. It was like a brownie!)




We had hoped to find a cheap river cruise to take us back over by the Eiffel, but none were to be had.


Paris river at night


So it was back on the metro to see the Eiffel Tower lit up at night. Did you know it twinkles on the hour? That was a fun surprise.


Eiffel Tower at night


Eiffel Tower twinkling


Looking back on the day, I still can’t believe how much we saw. We really made the most of our time in the City of Light!

We left France early the next morning for Italy. Next up – Venice!


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