So, I will now skip to the fact that after Noirmoutier and a day of rest (kinda... I was in the car for six hours of that "rest" day), Lithia, a fellow AFSer came to Normandie to see me and so we could go to Paris to explore together!
But first, feeling a need to show her the Normand side of life, we took her to Giverny on Wednesday. It is so beautiful...
I took a picture of a flower!
... Actually, I took a LOT of pictures of flowers.
Later that day we drove up to Paris with Claude. Lithia and I stayed at my host-grandma's house at night. Such a nice offer! Altogether, we were there for 4 days, and saw quite a bit of stuff... here is a little list for ya:
-Eiffel Tower, which never ceases to make me feel like a tourist.
-Saint Germain Des-Près
-The Opera House
-The Galeries Lafayette
-Notre Dame and bopping around Ile de la cité
-The best falafel... near the Place des Vosges
-La Grande Mosquée
-Le Jardin des Plantes
-Rue Mouffetard (If you go to Paris, go here. Just do it. Pleaseeee.)
-La Défense/Grande Arche
-Long métro rides... that I love.
-A really fun experience
So yeah... So much stuff :D
It was an amazing experience to be able to walk around Paris with a friend just doing whatever we wanted and shopping to my heart's desire... I now feel independent and slightly knowledgeable of Paris. Anyone need a guide? :) I am open!
Here is a photo from the Eiffel Tower!
And the rest in another post!