With only eight hours to explore as much of Paris as possible before seeing Jimmy Buffett preform at La Cigale, we begin with a one hour Vedettes de Paris Sightseeing Cruise on the Seine River. For 15€ per person, we enjoy a glass of champagne while seeing the highlights of Paris with an English speaking guide.
Notre Dame Cathedral
Point Alexandre III
Institut de France
After the cruise, we walk down the world’s most famous shopping avenue, Champs Elyseés, meaning Elysian fields. The avenue runs directly from the Louvre into the Arc de Triomphe on avenue del la Grande Armee.
Arc de Triomphe
Place de la Concorde
Returning to our Airbnb, we change into our Jimmy Buffett attire and attract quite a bit of attention in our leis and Hawaiian shirts walking to a restaurant nearby the La Cigale for drinks and dinner before the show. We had not envisioned the crowded streets, beggars, and piles of trash along the sidewalks when we dreamed of Paris.
Jimmy Buffett at La Cigale
Eiffel Tower at Night
After the concert, we take the metro to view the Eiffel Tower at night.
The exhaustion on the journey home the next day was worth every minute we stood in front of the sparkling tower. Au revoir, Paris!
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