We are currently in Paris for 4 days and to be truthful we are a bit dissapointed with the place.
We had such high expectations that somehow feel we are missing the true essence of Paris.
I think it has been the big attractions that have been a let down?
The Eiffel tower, Notre Dame, The Louvre have been awful due to the huge crowds and massive queues at nearly every point of intrest. We have queued at a few places only to find that was the pre queue bag search only to go in and find another mass of hardy souls who must have more patience than us.
Montmarte was the biggest dissapointment, just one big tat fest and "art" hawkers trying to fleece the good will of tourists
I think it is because we came in high season, would never consider coming this time of year again.
We enjoyed strolling around the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Ile Saint Louis but the rest has been anything but enjoyable. We live in a big city but the crowds are insane for everthing.
We were thinking of going to Versailles tomorrow but might give it a miss now.
Can anyone suggest how we might rekindle our initial excitement for our last day tomorrow????
One last point is the Parisians have been some of the most friendly people we have encountered in the shops and restaurants which debunks the myth of the in polite Frenchman in Paris :)