We spent our Saturday touring the city as tourists and I noticed when I went in to buy some overpriced batteries for our camera across the street from Notre Dame that they were also selling berets. We have been living in France for a month now and the only people I’ve seen wearing those were the tourists with the SLR camera’s strapped around their necks. So I really wanted to buy one for everyone in the family but they didn’t have any colors that I liked and I thought it would be better if we could all have matching ones as a family and go back to the Eiffel Tower for a family picture for our family Christmas picture.
So we decided there were several areas in Paris that we wanted to visit and we were informed that there would not be very many weekends left with beautiful weather so we purchased the all day pass for the RER/Metro/bus and had fun with public transportation from our flat in Massy to Notre Dame to the Louvre where we were able to walk in the grass, we also were able to watch the French relaxing in the grass practicing their French kissing. From the Louvre we went to a G rated children’s park called the Jardins d’Acclimation. This garden had animals, rides, playgrounds and a water play area if it would have been a little warmer, this was not really a touristy place but it was full of locals and we were able to try and use a little of our French here. From the garden we headed north to the Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, this was a beautiful church on top of the hill, we really liked this part of Paris and we will be going back here to spend some more time.