After class Friday afternoon, took the train back to Paris for New Years Eve. Stayed with Danielle for the weekend (he’s so generous, can’t thank him enough!). Had dinner with his family – foie gras, paella and Buche de Noel. So good!
After this we headed out to meet Wala and then off to the Eiffel Tower. It was beautiful and not too crowded, but the French could learn a thing or two about fireworks and how to celebrate new years. They have all these incredible monuments and they do nothing to show them off! Nonetheless, it’s the Eiffel tower and I love it so it was a great night.
New Years day was a late start before heading to La Defense with Danielle to see the Grand Arche and the surrounding areas. Very different side of Paris, but as always incredible, even though some of the monuments were a little bizarre.
Met up with Reina and Kevin in the evening to climb the Eiffel Tower. Made friends with a French family while in the line. Waited around an hour for tickets (maybe longer, I can’t remember!), but so worth it. Right up top it was all fogged in, so couldn’t see much, but from the lower levels the view was still very very beautiful.
We grabbed a quick dinner from a little Italian restaurant on the Champs Elysees before heading home to get some sleep for Disneyland!