Stuck in Paris

Strikes in France, it seems to be a well-known event… For more than a week, the railway system had been working on reduced power due to striking of the employees. Uncertainty in the provided information tried to ruin what had been an otherwise smooth conference.

La Conciergerie and the Seine, Paris

Luckily, with the help of a good anticipation of the situation by the organization and a trustworthy minimum service on the tracks, we managed to reach Paris three hours earlier than expected. It took away an important part of my night’s rest, but it also gained me half a day in a sun-drenched city of international beauty.

Louvre, Paris

The latter almost made up for the former, as I decided to take a walk past some of the main attractions of the city.

The glass pyramid of the Louvre

With the sun at the exact right temperature, the city showed itself from its best side. Thanks to a subway system free of strikes, I managed to see everything from l’Île de la Cité to the Eiffel tower, with impressive old buildings falling over each other around every corner.

La Conciergerie in the Palais de la Justice, Paris

Eiffel tower, Paris

I completely regained my love for this city, now I experienced a relaxing stroll along the Seine and through the Jardin des Tuileries.

Arc on the Place du Carroussel, Paris

Definitely a city worth the visit, even when it is involuntary!

Fountain in front of the Louvre    Louvre museum

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2 Responses to Stuck in Paris

  1. Jim says:

    Looks good. Sounds like you made the most of the situation. I would love to visit Paris. Some day…. 🙂

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