Previously: Day 1.
I would like to say that we began our second day bright and early, but that would be an outrageous lie. Take note: the combination of molten cheese, wine and endless walking are not conducive to greeting the sunrise.
Luckily, we have a talent for cramming in more activities than seem humanly possible, and after an indulgent brunch, the rest of the day quickly unfurled before us. It’s always the same in a new place on the second day…you shake off the remnants of jet lag (train lag?) and suddenly realize where you are: knee-deep in a new adventure, with the feeling of the city already seeping into you.
“I still can’t believe I’m in Paris right now,” we had said. But it was hitting us now.
Below, our jam-packed itinerary:
Day 2: Roll roll roll yourself out of bed to a beautiful breakfast at the Ladurée Champs Elysées (I recommend the coffee and pillowy pain perdu….psssst don’t forget to grab some macarons to go), walk it off at the Musée d’Orsay, grab a baguette to-go whenever the mood strikes, shamelessly pose with said baguette in front of the Eiffel Tower, climb to the top of the Sacré-Cœur for sweeping views of the city (this walk will be a joke after the spiral-stair climb of the day before), avoid at all costs the nearby touristy cafés where you run the risk of receiving a medium rare steak without the slightest trace of pink, work your way through as much of the Louvre as you can in a night (this will be approximately one wing), park yourself on a bench to witness the hourly Eiffel Tower light show accompanied by bottles of wine and champagne (pairs well with a warm crêpe smothered in crème de marrons) and head back to the grocery store for a few more bottles of wine to sip at home (pairs well with pajamas, cheese, wine, chocolate, a bag of emergency-snack crisps…and yes, a brief lesson in twerking. When in Paris, non?).
Stay tuned for our final day in La Ville Lumière…