Paris Weekend Getaway - Day 3


Our last day in Paris. What a sad day. The sun was out and the Eiffel reopened, so we finally made it all the way to the top. Of course, we still walked the first 2 stories to avoid the line (Nathan's decision) But climbing nearly 700 stairs, again, was worth it to see the incredible view of the city. It was very windy and a little unnerving up there, so we both agreed that it was a good thing that they closed the lift for weather the day before.
That afternoon we visited my absolute favorite spot in Paris, the lock bridge. I've seen this on a few TV shows (most recently on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, when Kourtney takes Mason) but there are no words to describe seeing it in person. It is unfathomable how many millions of locks are attached to this bridge. It's so eclectic and colorful and just awesome.


For those of you who don't know, the tradition for the lock bridge is this: You and your significant other write your names on a lock. You then attach it to the bridge and throw the keys into the Siene River, symbolizing that you will be together forever because there is no way to remove the lock from the bridge. The result is millions and millions of padlocks attached to one long colorful bridge. Finding an open spot to put one is no easy task. This, without questions, is the most romantic spot in Paris.

Our final stop was the Notre Dame cathedral. It was Sunday morning so we were able to witness a very brief portion of the service in progress. We grabbed lunch, a few souvenirs, and said Au Revoir!

Finally, the view from the top!


Someone did not want to get too close to the edge
Double decker hot dog! 
The love lock bridge

Our lock!


The locks go on forever
Beautiful view of some apartments and shops along the canal
Notre Dame
The busy Notre Dame cathedral on a Sunday morning
Parisians eat burgers with a knife and fork. (seriously, we were instructed!)
Au revior sweet Paris! 
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