Boating on the Seine and a Visit to Montmartre

Written by Mary Alice Russell ’18 to recount Thursday, March 16, 2017:

It is almost impossible to say that Paris was anything but fantastic today! We started our morning with an unexpected stop at one of the most beautiful places to see the Eiffel Tower: Trocadéro. When we got there I was shocked to see Eiffel Tower before me with a beautiful blue sky as the back drop. Then we continued on this picturesque tour of Paris when we went on our boat ride on the Seine! For over an hour and a half we took beautiful water view photos of Paris including some photos of the most famous sites: the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Musee D’Orsay, Notre Dame, and many, many bridges. We also got to see lots of other tourists trying to take their best pictures with their selfie sticks waiting for the perfect moment to snap a photo. It was very romantic and beautiful to be on the water on such a lovely day! We saw lots of couples getting their wedding photos taken which made it even more romantic.

After this lovely boat ride we made are way to the subway and eventually to the Sacré Coeur and Montmartre. What a unique part of Paris! Had we not been able to see the Eiffel Tower from a distance we would have thought that were not in Paris, but another beautiful European town. Montmartre has so many incredible elements. It is home to famous Parisian movies and stars, a vineyard, a wonderful shopping area, a long term artist hotspot, and a religious centre for Saint Denis. Everything was so incredible because Montmartre is up higher than the rest of Paris so when you go you can look down at the rest of the famous city. So today was the perfect day for beautiful pictures of this wonderful place we have learned to love with all our hearts.