|Paris skyline from Sacre Coeur|
Monday: 1.5 hrs of flag football practice
Tuesday: 8.66 miles, easy
Wednesday: 8.74 miles, hills
Monday night it almost rained, even started drizzling, while I was playing flag football after work. But, it never did rain, and now we are left with even more miserable humidity than usual. The past two mornings the humidity has been well above 90% with overnight lows around 77F. Sigh. August is definitely the worst month in central TX, but at least the roughest part of summer is drawing to a close.
In recent posts, I mentioned my adventures in Biarritz and Bordeaux. From Bordeaux, I took a high speed train to Paris, where I met Boyfriend and we began traveling together, while is arguably more fun! This was his first trip to Europe, so it was even more special. Paris is of course a great city to start in! The last time I had been in Paris was the summer of 2006, when I interned with the French company Air Liquide. I was excited to be back, albeit briefly.
We spent the first day on our own and then the next 3 days (and one day at the end of the trip) with a Parisian friend of mine who I met during the internship in 2006. We stayed in the 14th arrondissement, which is on the left bank and south end of Paris.
On our first day:
|We visited hilly Montmartre|
|And climbed up Sacre Coeur|
|Climbed to the third tier of this tower|
|It was windy up top!|
|And saw Notre Dame on Ile de Cite|
|The front of the massive Chateau Fontainebleu|
|Hanging out on the staircase from which Napoleon made his farewell speech before he was banished to Elba|
|The gilded throne room of the Chateau (the inside was so beautiful and lavish)|
|Caesar's tower, the oldest part of Provins, which was first built in 1137!|
|Smelling some of the beautiful roses, for which Provins is well known! We bought rose honey and mustard|
|The old town square|
|The old city walls; this is main city gate and where there used to be a drawbridge|
So, after several days of not running, we got back on a train and headed to Luxembourg for the next stop in our adventures.
Have you been to Paris? Have you run in Paris? What is your favorite section of the city?
-I love Luxembourg gardens, which are just so beautiful and great for strolling and eating a french macaroon!