The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Last night in Paris

After we departed from the region of Brittany, we spent an afternoon and night in Paris before taking the train out to the next leg of our European vacation: Italy. As we already saw all we wanted to see in Paris, we indulged in our son's repeated requests to go see the Eiffel Tower again, and joined the hundreds of locals and tourists to enjoy a little evening picnic on the Champ de Mars facing the Eiffel. It was really the perfect way to end our time in France - relaxing in the beautiful warm weather, eating takeaway French food and watching our son admire his object of obsession for the final time.

A couple of baguette sandwiches and a cheesy hot dog to take away from a sandwicherie:

This delicious blueberry tart also found its way in our takeaway bag:

I loved how fluffy the clouds were, and this photo does not do it justice:

Our boy didn't care for sweets after he finished his dinner. His after-dinner treat request was to be excused so that he could admire his beloved Eiffel Tower. That's him holding up his replica Eiffel to the real one in the distance:

Having fun at the playground:

The Eiffel Tower lit up as dusk fell:

We already miss Paris, and our boy keeps asking when we will go back there.

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