On the way back from our recent trip, we took advantage of the airline’s free stopover policy and spent a day in Paris . The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Paris is probably the Eiffel Tower. It looms over the entire city [and the souvenir shops] like a lighthouse sticking up at the ocean’s edge.
But we spent 6 or 7 hours wandering around the neighborhoods of Saint-Germain-des-Pres and Faubourg-Saint Germain seeing views like this:
without ever seeing the supposedly omnipresent Eiffel Tower.
Truth be told, before long I forgot it even existed. Out of sight, out of mind. Then, heading down yet another street, we saw this: