Another fantastic part of Paris is the buildings. As pedestrian as that sounds, we spent a large part of our time in Paris simply walking around and looking up. Except for our second day in the city, where we spent the morning looking up at the Eiffel Tower, then riding to the top and looking at the rest of the city below.
The architecture in Paris is a mix of many different eras, with Gothic buildings sitting next to those of the Renaissance and Baroque periods (and so forth). The result is a city that is layered with all kinds of decorative elements, having every window, doorway, and balcony act as an opportunity to show off.
After climbing back down from the Eiffel Tower, we walked over to the Saint-Germain area which we saw the St. Suplice church and had some crepes near by, but went home after acquiring some delicious cheese at a nearby market.
The next day, for a change, we spent some time inside a few buildings, such as the Musee d’Orsay and the L’Orangerie, and then we walked over to check out Notre Dame, the Parthenon, and the Luxembourg Gardens. All of which were spectacular places to be.