Salut tout le monde! As this is my first post, I’ll try to keep it short – see if I’m even cut out for this sort of thing. While this definitely wasn’t one of my first adventures during my year abroad, it is one that I have thought about every day since returning to America.
After meeting German at Sèvres Lecourbe, we nipped into a nearby Marché Franprix and bought ourselves a bag of chips and a cheap bottle of wine. Not too cheap. Parisians seem to know their wine, and we certainly didn’t want to appear cheap in such a classy city. With our picnic in hand, we headed to the Champs-de-Mars. After a couple minutes of indecision, we finally chose our spot.
German opened the bottle, I opened the chips, and we settled in, knowing that this would be the last time we would spend an evening relaxing in front of the tower. Knowing how to open a bottle of wine is a skill that you learn really quickly when you’re living in Paris, and I’m assuming in France in general. I’d recommend always carrying a bottle opener in your bag just in case, because trust me, you will be needing it. Just make sure you take that out of your bag before trying to get into a museum!
Crossing Pont d’Iéna – not my best idea.
We walked towards the Seine and I made German stop to take a picture of me with this graffiti I had seen over a year ago on Tumblr. Amazed that it was still there, I took plenty of pictures. Even if you haven’t been to Paris, I’m sure you’ve probably seen it.
Place du Trocadéro
It seemed to be overcast everywhere in Paris except over the Eiffel Tower, which made for some awesome pictures. Our plan was to head to the Arc de Triomphe, so we continued walking. It was one of the most beautiful walks I’ve ever taken. Wandering through the streets of Paris while the sun was setting over the blue rooftops. It really is the most beautiful city in the world.
Sweater – Petit Bateau
Pants – Tinsel
Shoes – Vans
Bag – Vincent Van Gogh Museum Gift Shop in Amsterdam