See rainy Paris and stay live

See Paris and die! Heard, probably more than once? So, in our humble opinion, there is absolutely no need to die, although you can see Paris. But this is not the city to die for. Although there is such a city? By this I want to say that we were not so impressed with this famous city in order to fall in love with it, which our compatriots often do. By "stay alive" I mean "not to die" :)

Yes, this is France, yes, the capital of this beautifulcountries, but Paris is a fairly ordinary French city, and there is nothing fundamentally different in it. We liked it, but just like all the other cities in France. Perhaps the cause was the incessant rain?

We arrived in Paris by train from Grenoble. Tickets were bought in a hurry, as the option with kovvaturazh (hitchhiking with the payment of gasoline) broke off, and at that time it was the only option. We lived in Paris with the guys we found through couchsurfing. However, the path to them was thorny and long.

Since couchsurfing is not suitable for everyone, and it is better to book hotels in Europe in advance, I would recommend you Hotel Standard Design or Hotel Darcet, one is cheaper, the other is more expensive, but both are good. Otherwise it can work, as we did this time, read below. :)

High-speed train Grenoble - Paris

High-speed train Grenoble - Paris

High-speed train Grenoble - Paris

High-speed train Grenoble - Paris

We arrived late in the evening at the station Gare de Lion. We didn’t know Paris at all, and of course we didn’t know that the metro did not even work at one in the morning, but there were even fewer transplants. In general, the subway closed at the most inopportune moment. Navigator, most brazenly refused to find the address of the guys. Only later we learned that Paris is only the center of the city, and all the districts nearby are other settlements, and there are no visual boundaries between them. So the guys lived, already in another city, a full 40 minutes walk from the center of Paris.

We are standing, therefore, at 2 am, lost onBastille Square, tormenting the navigator, and vainly catching some wifi with a laptop, and a crowd of blacks come up to us. Somehow I immediately crumbled a little, there are many of them, and I am alone, moreover with my wife. Seeing our faces, one of them immediately began to speak - peace, liberty, they say how to help. Who would have thought? He even got his iPhone, tried to connect to an Internet too, so that we could find a hotel, and apparently that night the great god of the Internet was not merciful. As a result, we walked for about 3 hours in the night Paris in search of a hotel with 24-hour reception, and found only a certain gadyushnik for 50 euros. Toad choked, but wanted to sleep stronger.

By the way, we got the impression that the black population in Paris is 50% or more, and sometimes even thought, and in France, did we not teleport us somewhere to Africa.

The next day we came to the guys who welcomed us and with whom we happily shared vegetarian food. Wow, meet like-minded people!

Creative apartment of the guys we stayed with

Creative apartment of the guys we stayed with

Two days we walked in rainy Paris, according to histhe leafy streets, on which ejected mattresses regularly met, called at Notre-Dame de Paris, wandered along the Seine embankment, not far from the Pont des Arts pedestrian bridge, looked at the Louvre and the Triumphal Arch ...

The streets of Paris are littered with leaves

The streets of Paris are littered with leaves

Mattresses on the streets of Paris are common.

Mattresses on the streets of Paris are common.

Locks on the Pont des Arts

Locks on the Pont des Arts

Pont des Arts

Pont des Arts

Notre-Dame de Paris inside

Notre-Dame de Paris inside

Notre-Dame de Paris inside

Notre-Dame de Paris inside

God accepts only in Euros

God accepts only in Euros

Notre Dame de Paris under reliable protection

Notre Dame de Paris under reliable protection

Notre-Dame de Paris (Notre-Dame de Paris)

Notre-Dame de Paris (Notre-Dame de Paris)

Notre Dame de Paris. Why is one figure different from the rest?

Notre Dame de Paris. Why is one figure different from the rest?

Louvre in Paris

Louvre in Paris

Walking around paris

Walking around paris

Arc de Triomphe in Paris

Arc de Triomphe in Paris

We spent most of the time, no matter how trite, near the Eiffel Tower. It rained and we hid under it from the rain, then we waited until it was dark and the lights were on.

View of the Eiffel Tower

View of the Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower - Paris

Eiffel Tower - Paris

Eiffel Tower - Paris

Eiffel Tower - Paris

Eiffel Tower - Paris

Eiffel Tower - Paris

Against the background of the Eiffel Tower

Against the background of the Eiffel Tower

The final chord was our way to the airportOrly. We arrived with adventures, and left not without them. I almost missed the last metro and bus because of inaccurate information on the Internet, so we had to carry us with heavy backpacks, like mad.

Paris Metro

Paris Metro

Paris Metro - wagons with rubber wheels

Paris Metro - wagons with rubber wheels

P.S. If you spend the night at the airport Orly, then you should know that there are very comfortable soft seats there. Well, if you are with foam, then in general there is more than enough space. (how to get to orly)

Overnight at Paris Orly Airport.

Overnight at Paris Orly Airport.

Photos of Paris and its inhabitants

Parisians on the streets

Parisians on the streets

Parisians on the streets

Parisians on the streets

Parisians on the streets

Parisians on the streets

Parisians on the streets

Parisians on the streets

Strange figures near the Louvre

Strange figures near the Louvre

Strange figures near the Louvre

Strange figures near the Louvre

Bench in the form of an open book

Bench in the form of an open book

Cheap place to sleep

Cheap place to sleep

Streets of Paris

Streets of Paris

Shops of the city of Paris

Shops of the city of Paris

The streets of Paris are also under reliable protection.

The streets of Paris are also under reliable protection.

Walking around paris

Walking around paris

Walking around paris

Walking around paris

Famous ruins on the banks of the Seine

Famous ruins on the banks of the Seine

Sightseeing buses ply in Paris

Excursion buses ply in Paris - the second floor in the rain is the most!

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