Sunday, September 29, 2013

Along the Seine

This morning we tried out Paris's Velib system, which provides bicycles that can be picked up at one spot and dropped off somewhere else. It's such a great idea. We paid about $2 each for a one-day pass that allows us go take a bike for half an hour for free. After that you're charged for the time you use.  We biked over a bridge to Notre Dame, then around Isle St. Louis and along the right bank of the Seine. When we were tired of riding we dropped the bikes at another station and headed off on foot. How cool is that?

Today being Sunday, it seemed like all of Paris was out walking or bicycling. We spent some time exploring the Tulleries and walked past the Louvre (it may be as close as I get to the Louvre as there are other museums that interest me more). 

Then we walked then along the quai beside the river before dropping back into the Left Bank area to find La Palette, an atmospheric Paris cafe that lloks like it hasn't changed since 1920.  

After a glass of wine we walked back to our little apartment, stooping at a little grocery store for a few supplies. Harrry's resting now to recover from his jet lag before we head out for dinner. 


  1. Love the Paris bike system! We covered so much more ground using it. How's the apartment?

    1. The apartment is perfect. Quiet and handy to everything. Thanks for the tip!


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