The next morning, we headed deep underground to the Catacombs. We choose to take an audio tour, which allowed us to walk through the tunnels at our own pace. It was a very eerie feeling as we made our way down the never-ending spiral staircase just to get to the tunnels. I still get the chills when I think of our time in that place. It’s just odd to be around so many human skulls and bones, walking through the 1.2 mile underground corridors. Please don’t mind the awkward smiling pictures next to human bones below ☠. Also, should I be worried that Mark really enjoyed his time there, while I was just hoping not to bring any spirits back with me?
Afterwards, we went to Norte Dame Towers. Walking up the dark narrow staircase was no joke for my fear of heights or my calves. However, it was worth it once we saw the iconic gargoyles looking over Paris, with the Eiffel Tower in the distance hovering over everything. Unfortunately, the towers are still closed after the fire that broke out on April 2019.
Next, we went to the Pont des Arts Bridge (Love Locks Bridge). Seeing all of the locks that people left on the bridge was breathtaking. We decided to purchase our own lock and couldn’t figure out where to place it at first. Fortunately, we found a nice spot for it on the bridge overseeing the Siene River. If you end up visiting this bridge, let us know if you are able to locate our lock!
After getting some rest at our Airbnb, we decided to go to the Montparnasse Tower, which is the tallest building in Paris. Thankfully, we didn’t have to take any more stairs. Instead, we hopped on the elevator that shot us up to the 56th floor observation deck to get a glimpse of Paris at night. The golden glow of the city and the Eiffel Tower twinkling in the distance was an amazing sight to behold. Mark and I spent several moments just taking it all in before we headed back down.
Stay tuned for Part Three.