A trip log from Wednesday September 30, 2015 – Paris Sightseeing.
Started off my morning with a 6:15am wakeup call. Got ready and stopped by the Golden Forest Lounge for breakfast at 7am when it opened. After breakfast boarded a bus to the train station and took the RER into Downtown Paris. Took the RER C to the M6 Metro. First destination the Eiffel Tower. We arrived at Trocadero and approved the Tower from there. We arrived just before the 9:30am opening and waited in line to head up. Walked around the 3rd floor then waited in line to head up to the summit. After wandering around and exploring the two floors at the top then the 3rd floor some more took the elevators down and took a cruise on the Seine River. It was an hour and departed at noon. Once back grabbed lunch at a small stand along the river with the tower in the background as we ate. After lunch walked along the Seine and boarded the RER C train to Notre Dame. Walked through the Cathedral then I decided to hike the 422 steps to get some pictures and see the sights and the others found a cool spot to wait for me. After the work out we headed for the M1 Metro and took it to the Louvre. Went on a self guided walking tour using the Masterpieces plan from their website (Remnants of the moats dug by Philip Augustus and Charles V, Great Sphinx of Tanis, Aphrodite, Winged Victory of Samothrace, The Oath of the Horatii, The Coronation of the Emperor Napoleon I, Odalisque, The Wedding Feast at Cana, Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, The Raft of the Medusa, and The Slave). The directions were a bit vague at times but we found everything on the list and quite a few other pieces too of course as we roamed around the massive complex. We were getting hungry by this time and there is a shopping complex with a food court attached to the Louvre so headed there for dinner.. I ate at McDonalds. After dinner boarded the M1 Metro and took it to the Arc de Triomphe and took a look around. Our original plan was to go up the arc for sunset but decided we were done with big stair cases so went back to and took the M6 metro back to Trocadero to watch the Eiffel Tower light show from on top of the hill. After the shop took the M6 Metro back to Charles de Gaulle-Etoile and transferred to the RER A for the 50 minute ride back to Disney. Boarded a bus back to the hotel and called it a night.
- Steps – 21,483 (wish I knew how many staircase steps.. with all the train and Lourvre plas the Notre Dame ones)
- Miles – 12,624
- Moderate Steps – 114
- Moderate Minutes – 8.1
Visit my 2015 Paris Trip Summary Page for all links related to this trip.