Sunday, December 31, 2017

Day Six: Four Hour Queue, Notre Dame & Baguettes

Day six started our tour of Paris. We stood in line for four hours to get in the catacombes. I’m going to write that again to make sure you do not miss it...FOUR hours. Yes, crazy. It was one of those “how long do you think it will take?” events. “Four freakin’ hours” would have been the answer had I been holding a crystal ball. 

While waiting for the catacombes, we queued up for Notre-Dame via an app (Out of the Line). Love that concept, but you’ll learn later that didn’t work so well for us. 

Despite the long wait, the catacombes were cool. I wouldn’t wait four hours again, and I wouldn’t need to see it again, but it was cool. Those are all bones my friends...bones.

All the catacombes
 Catacombe Inscription

We exited the catacombs and made our way to Notre-Dame. Our “in line” app was telling us we were right on time. As we approached Notre Dame I was singing “...the bells of Notre-Dame...” the girls loved it. Not.

The queue we were in was moving quickly, so I ignored the app and kept walking. As we entered the church I released my turn in line on the app, as I thought we were wouldn't need it. Big mistake. 

Notre Dame

We walked inside and quickly learned there was another queue to enter the top (which is what the app was queuing you up for). full Notre-Dame tour today. Paradis wasn’t feeling well, so she went back to the flat. Anna and I picked up a Nutella crepe and took the Metro to the Eiffel Tower. 

Anna and I checked out the Eiffel Tower from afar, and made our way back to the flat. Anna bought two more baguettes (we had one for lunch). Is three too many in one day? Not while in Paris. 

It was a great day. 

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