Almost lost in #Paris

Paris, France - We were hoping to find where the Montmartre walking tour began. Unfortunately we got detoured by one station transfer (the station was closed). We had to walk to the next station (t'was walking distance between stations) where we could ride a transfer train to get off at Blanche and started walking towards Place de Clichy .We missed the walking tour that afternoon but all is not lost. We got to check out the red light district of Paris (Place Pigalle) and got a little lost there after (but getting lost in Paris is a fun thing to do).

So instead of seeing Montmarte, the city of artists, we went to look for Galeries Lafayette which was beside the Paris Opera house. We had to walk to get there. Interesting sights along the way.

A interestingly rouge cafe


The Little Paris Theater

We also stopped by Eglise de la Sainte Trinite.

Then got to our point of interest. The view of the Paris opera house from Galaries Lafayette's scenic top deck, right across the street.

Fancy shopping at Galeries Lafayette.

This is one of the biggest shopping malls in Paris. You can imagine all the big fashion brands to the likes of Louis Vuitton, Pierre Cardin, Cacharel, Longchamp, Yves Saint-Laurent and Daniel Hechter among many others are all housed in this mall.
Would you just look at that! Someone had a lot of time for all that glass work. Talk about architecture, kid. 

After that we went to Musee du Louvre I'll tell you more about the museum on a separate post.

Then I stopped being the lost tourist that I am and made our way back to the Latin Quarters. And I said I was lost that morning.

Our next venture was to look for dinner, but this big chocolate store caught my attention before I could say entrée. I made it a point to try French macarons even if I am not a fan. I don't get what all the rave is about back at home.
Georges Larnicol, Latin Quarters
That young girl is probably thinking the same thing as you are right now looking at those macarons.


I am happy to report on the abundance of souvenir shops and restaurants in the Latin Quarters. Most of the establishments here are relatively cheap because its a student area. We were warned against having meals here by a local guide. He says "you don't know what you're eating is made of" but I am still alive so yeah. The recommended cuisine to try here are the Persian restaurants. You'd find a kebab place alternated with French restaurants in the Latin quarters.

Good luck with choosing your meal (there's really a lot to choose from). If you find yourself giving up, McDonalds is just out the main road.

So that's how I almost got lost in Paris, didn't seem like it huh? Take my word for it, not even a map would be helpful here.

"Not all those who wander are lost"
- J.R.R. Tolkien

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