Sacre Coeur, Illuminations tour and Seine River cruise
30.12.2019 - 30.12.2019 6 °C
Mid morning we headed out to try and brave the Metro, big mistake one in three trains are running and only at certain stations- sardines in a tin can. We got as far as Gare de Nord then shanks pony took over - not a dampening for the day though.
Even though it was cold, Sacre Coeur and the streets of Montmartre were jam packed. A service commenced during our visit and the singing acoustics is truly magical. After visiting the back streets we decided to walk home and along the way digressed into some covered passages and window shop like days gone by. After many are we there yet, we arrived back to our apartment.
Evening saw us head out to ParisCity Vision for the night tours. The traffic was exceptionally bad due to the strikes, so a revised city tour to meet the timing of the boat. The river Seine is exceptionally high, with alerts the last couple of days, so the river tour was unable to travel its usual route, so we got to see more of Paris beyond the Eiffel Tower. A late night, and very cold walk home with the temps in the minus, but there is always many people out and about.