|Posted by Rachel J Roche on February 23, 2013 at 12:55 PM|
Adam came to stay last weekend and it was the first weekend since I arrived in September that I have actually made any proper plans to take in the sights and sounds of the city in which I have been living for the last 6 months!
Our weekend started with dinner on Friday night at the café over the road from the apartment and drinks with the lovely Montana and then on Saturday there was no hanging about as we were straight out of the door to make the most of the sun which had made an appearance! We took breakfast outside at a super cute typically Parisians café on the corner of Place de la Madeline overlooking l’église and then we walked around for a bit before heading to Place Blanche right by the Moulin Rouge where were hopped on the “Little Train of Monmartre” and took in a huge number of places including Cimetière de Montmartre, La basilique du Sacré-Coeur, Amphithéâtre / Arènes, Eglise, Saint-Pierre, Place du Tertre, Espace Dali, Musée Montmartre, Les Vignes de Montmartre, Le Lapin Agile, Cimetière Saint-Vincent, Place Constantin Pecqueur, La Halle et le Marché Saint-Pierre and Anvers…. Phew! My highlight of this trip has to be the view from the top of the hill and making friends with a living statue from Poland!
In the evening we went on a cruise along the Seine where we took in Paris by night, followed by dinner at the foot of the Eiffel tower! Note to self: I really need to buy a warm coat at some point in my life! It was freezing on the boat so we went inside for the trip back. The food was lovely at the Bistro and the view amazing.
On Sunday there was still no stopping us as we visited the Catacombes de Paris and then onto the Panthéon with Caroline and Anne-Sophie before meeting Ingrid in a bar for a couple of glasses of vin chaud to warm up a bit.
All in all, a totally productive tourist weekend and a nice break from the studies for a couple of days. Next exam is droit des societes in just over a week – plus Esmeralda and I also have to finish working on our group project for droit de la concurrence and preparation for a mock trial.
More updates soon!