Mae Mae finally made it to Paris! Virgil surprised her with a welcome cake. (For those of you who don’t know… Virgil was an exchange student from Paris who stayed with Mae Mae for a month a few summers ago.)
Virgil’s family! We were very thankful for all of their hospitality.
Standing on the Eiffel Tower, overlooking all of Paris.
Heading down the Eiffel Tower. There were A LOT of stairs….
Our first and only museum in Paris. Unfortunately, I can’t remember the name of the museum.
We got lucky and were able to see Starry Night by Van gogh!
Eiffel Tower at night.
Day 2: We toured the Assemblée Nationale. This is where the French equivalent of the House of Representatives host all of their meeting.
A look at the President’s home.
The library room
The huge auditorium where the Assemblée Nationale meets.
More views inside the President’s home
Inside Notre Dame
Beautiful stain glass windows
There was a service actually going on. It was amazing to listen to the music and watch all of the people get blessed. It was very emotional.
On top of Notre Dame. Look at the gargoyles.
Heading into the Bell Tower.
The Bells of Notre Dame.
Looking at the city from Notre Dame.
Heading back down from the top of Notre Dame. The staircases seemed to never stop winding.
There were always guys with large guns….
Heading up to Sacré-Cœur
More amazing views of the city!
Walking back down from Sacré-Cœur. We decided to stop for some meat and cheese.
The Louvre! We didn’t go in, but we biked around the outside of it.
I forget the name of this cathedral, but it was covered with amazing stain glass windows.
Our last night in Paris. Mathias (Virgil’s father) treated us to an AMAZING 6 course meal.
All three of us at dinner.
The Paris Marathon was going on the next morning! Mae Mae and I decided to bike along the runners and watch some of the finish.
Because of the race, the Champs de Lessay was blocked off to cars. So we can an amazing opportunity to walk down it.
Mae Mae posing in front of the Arc de Triomphe.
Saying goodbye to Mathias.
Mae Mae came back to Metz with me for a few days. We didn’t take any pictures other than this AMAZING dinner.