Sacre-Coeur

At the top of the highest hill in Paris is a church: Sacre-Coeur. As with all the architecture in Paris, it was beautifully carved.

Tucked in behind it is a series of small gift shops with very reasonably priced souvenirs, and a courtyard where local artists hang out and paint caricatures and landscapes while you watch. And bakeries. Obviously.

Trocadero

This plaza is directly across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. It also features in Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Chat Noir quite often. We started watching the TV show the evening after our tour of Paris, and were very excited to recognize this plaza as one of the main locations in the show (first season).

You can see our little “Madeleine” with my parents in this shot.

Side note: brightly coloured coats for kids is a great idea right now, because practically no kids are wearing them – they’re all in dark colours. Makes it SUPER easy to quickly spot your child. We have a yellow rain coat, an orange winter coat, and a blue winter coat for the kids. Definitely going to stick to this trend for the foreseeable future.

The Louvre

I knew that the Louvre was considered one of the biggest museums of art in the world, but I wasn’t prepared for just HOW big that meant. We couldn’t see the full size of the building on this day, but the Seine cruise the night before really showcased the immensity of the building.

And this? This is just the entrance.

Breathtaking.