Our last day in Paris was one of redos, attempting to go back and complete all we didn't make it to during the week.
First on the list was the catacombs, which ended up being closed last time we went. This of course entailed an early wake up, which in Paris we were quite good at. However by the time got out the door, caught the train, caught a second train that actually worked and made it there, the line was massive.
A 2 hour wait was filled with slap games, bakery visits and general stuffing around, but as we knew what was ahead we kept our cool the entire time. It was definitely worth the wait.
As we got in we trekked down at least 100 steps into tunnels underneath the train lines. There we walked in the cold, dark passages having no idea what to expect. As I had never seen anything dead before, I was quite freaked out when I saw the first skull. Then I looked around.
Piles of bones and skulls filled the room, neatly stacked 6 feet high and in a variety of patterns. This continued for the next kilometer. For a good 45 minutes we amused ourselves with the thousands and thousands of bones everywhere. Finally, when we had been freaked enough we made our way out and back up to the warm Paris city streets.
After a fancy lunch at a place hilariously entitled Hippopotamus we were onto redo number 2, Centre Pompidou, the Modern Art Museum. Whilst this museum was a bit better than the others, after seeing 3 in one week, I have had enough culture for a while. It was quite interesting and a lot cooler than the Louvre, but, being a museum, it still dragged on after 3 hours.
That pretty much wrapped up Paris for us. The rest of the evening was filled with lazing around at the hostel, making some fantastic dinner and preparing ourselves to move on.
Tomorrow to Lyon :)