France #9: Halloween costumes: Americans in Paris climbing the Eiffel Tower
We arrived in Paris and joined the throngs of people exiting the train station. Managed to keep 6 people more or less together, then dodged out of the station to to rent an uber to take us to our hotel... it took a bit, especially since where we were supposed to meet was in the middle of a construction zone. Passengers & driver finally conspired to be in the same place. Ditched our bags at our hotel and headed out for lunch and a walk.
Apparently the thing to do for kids in Paris on Halloween is to go trick or treating in chaperoned hordes- if a store is decorated, stop in and get a treat. throw some confetti, move on. Make sure you keep your scary-looking adults with you as you traipse down the side walks.
Dodged around the corner and to a park for a better view of the tower. In comparison with Stockholm, we were surprised by the lack of open space in Paris. When we found it, the grass was blocked off. Time to let the grass recover from the tourist season? Cool bubble guy.
During our sojourn, Linda and Steve had found a cafe and did some serious research on where we might eat. They found a Moroccan restaurant- Yahmi- not too far from the Louvre. We caught a taxi, made our way to what appeared to be a largely empty restaurant (only tourists eat dinner as early as 7:30 PM), and had an absolutely fabulous meal. I'll let the pictures do the talking. Steve & Linda went back again after we left.
We did see the ghostly outline Notre Dame- the actual structure was not at all lit up at night.