In the morning, we carried our backpacks to a new hotel, Hotel le Faubourg. We had to pay 70 euros for the room, so it makes 35 € per person. It's a bit more expensive, but the room is clean and nice, and we'll get a breakfast tomorrow morning.
The morning was so peaceful, the streets were almost empty and we could admire the lovely houses in peace. We stopped by in a 'boulangerie', and I bought a 'petit viennois', a little French bread. It was delicious!
We headed towards le basilique du Sacré-Coeur. It was a gorgeous white basilica standing on a top of a high hill. It looked almost majestic! The view from the stairs over the city was brilliant. It had an air of a tourist trap, though, with all the vendors trying to sell anything from postcards to bracelets. There was an old man playing the violin, and he played so well! His violin had a beautiful sound, too.
After visiting Sacré-Coeur, we took the metro to Trocadero and walked to Plais de Chaillot. Suddenly we could see the Eiffel tower in front of us. It was an amazing feeling since we hadn't seen the tower from such a short distance yet. After taking a bunch of photos we went to the queue to go up in the tower. We payed 11 euros to get to the topmost level and had to queue for over two hours. Luckily the view from the top was magnificent and worth waiting. The Seine looked so pretty, this is my favourite photo taken from there:
After the Eiffel tower visit we walked along the Seine's right bank towards the Louvre. On the way we saw for example pont Alexandre III and Pont de la Concorde. When we reached the Place de la Concorde, we turned to Jardin des Tuileries -park and bought something to eat. There were a lot of trees in the park, and the lawns tempted me to settle down on them and have a picnic, but unfortunately it wasn't allowed. There were lots of families, and the kids enjoyed pony rides. From the park we found our way to the Louvre.
The museum buildings were pretty, the glass pyramide didn't entirely fit in the environment. There were many people just hanging around
outside the museum and bathing in the sun. I was so tired that I couldn't enjoy touring the museum as much as I could have, but we saw among other things Venus de Milo, La Joconde (Mona Lisa) and some Rembrandt's works. The Mona Lisa was alone in a separate wall, surrounded with fences and guards and lots of visitors trying to catch a glimpse of the famous painting, and even take a photo of it despite it being forbidden.
From the Louvre we walked to our hotel in order to get some rest before going out to eat.