The fifth stop on my dream trip around the world was Paris, France. After my stay in London, England I took a direct flight to Paris for 1 hr and 15 min. My plane ticket cost me about $119. I stayed in a 4 star hotel called Le Citizen Hotel. Per night I paid $265. This hotel was very home like and fashionably designed/ set up. The hotel offered a train station pick, which I thought was great even though I did not take a train to get to Paris. Some of the hotel amenities included, free snacks and drinks, complimentary breakfast, and rainfall showerheads. The breakfast was delicious, especially the freshly made croissants. The hotel also had a nice view of Canal St Martin.
On my first day here I went to one of the largest and famous museums, the Louvre Museum. The Louvre Pyramid, which is the pyramid in the front of the museum was huge and very beautiful. It is made of glass so it looked very fragile and delicate, but it was very pretty! The art work inside the Louvre was all very nice. I was most excited to see the original Mona Lisa. The painting was constantly surrounded my visitors so it was difficult to get a good look at the artwork. But eventually I did get to see the painting up close.
During the evening of my first day in Paris I took a boat ride through the Canal St Martin, which was right outside the hotel I was staying in. The ride was quite relaxing and peaceful. I was also able to see and capture some really nice scenery. After the boat ride I took a stroll through the walkway. There were many small boutiques, cafes, bars, and restaurants around. For dinner I went to a fancy restaurant called Le Chateaubriand. Since I was in France, I had to try some snail, also known as escargot. It sounds disgusting and it tastes disgusting. I did not enjoy it one bit, but I am glad I tried it!