Paris is….magical. John and I worried that traveling with the kids before arriving in Bratislava was a mistake but today proved us wrong.
We missed breakfast in our hotel which sounded delicious. But no worries, we are next to many bakeries. So everyone started with French macarons and delicious coffee.
We went straight to the Eiffel Tower. Thankfully (🥴), there is a “stairs only” option which delighted Joe. John and V hung in there till the first level and then they headed down. Joe, Ryan and I headed up to the highest possible level and the views and pictures are incredible. However, they won’t load tonight.
After leaving the Eiffel Tower, we explored the surrounding neighborhoods and ate at a French restaurant.
Next, we walked to the arc du Triomphe. John gave us all another history lesson and one kid had a meltdown. (They do all take turns but they are generally mild).
We then felt like pros on the Paris trains so we headed to the Sacre-coeur Basilica. They call it the stairway to Heaven and the views were remarkable. Along the walk, V told us her “dream” of owning a beret.
Each of the kids lit a candle for our families.
We decided to enjoy more of Paris on foot and walked back to our hotel.
Our hotel is next to a great neighborhood with many restaurants and bakeries. We allowed the kids to have some wind-down time and entrusted them to Veronica while John and I snuck out for some extraordinary French food and drink.
We put in over 8 miles of walking today and considering the last 5 packed days, everyone is holding up well. For those of you hoping for more fake poop pics, I have wanted them to be natural and not encourage Joe. A post will come with the fake poop in its natural states sometime in the future. In the meantime, love to all who are reading and following along. We miss our family and friends but are enjoying this time together.