Day 9- Paris

Having enjoyed the crepes so much the day before, we decided why not have the same for breakfast? We needed to kill time before the Eiffel Tower opened and there was a crepe café conveniently close. The line was much longer than expected, but it still only took about two hours from arrival to the top. Naturally it was cold, windy, and somewhat miserable, but we did our best to stay positive. Not going up to the top of the tower was not an option. Who goes to Paris for the first time without going there? Nobody, that’s who.

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After the tower we tried (and failed) to find the entrance of the Orsay Museum, so instead we went to the Armory museum, which Tyler greatly enjoyed. After visiting Napoleon’s tomb, we had lunch at the Armory before heading to one of the highlights of the trip: The Museum of Chocolate. It is just as amazing as it sounds, especially the chocolate-making demonstration complete with samples at the end. The demonstration was in French, so neither of us understood a word, but chocolate is a universal language. Afterwards I purchased a cup of hot chocolate in the gift store and was handed a cup of hot milk and a hunk of chocolate on a stick. It was one of the most delicious drinks I have ever tasted.

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The Grevin wax museum next door was next on our list. It was interesting, but not as elaborate as Madame Tussaud’s. I probably would have been disappointed if the cost of the tickets hadn’t already been included in our Paris Pass.

We went back to the hotel and tried to do laundry, but I hadn’t brought any detergent with me and the detergent machine at the laundry mat was broken, so we just washed our clothes in hot water and hoped that there were some leftover suds from previous customers….

Breakfast- Nutella crepes

Lunch- chicken panini and salad

Dinner- salad and fruit

Desert – Macarons

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