We wanted to have a bit of a sleep in today because Disneyland took it out of us a bit but we also wanted to make sure we visited some different parts of the city before heading back to London. We had a lovely breakfast at a nice cafe fairly close to the hotel called 'Les Negotiants' then caught the metro to Musée du Louvre station and had a great look around this area before wandering through The Tuileries Garden. This is a public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. Created by Catherine de Medicis as the garden of the Tuileries Palace in 1564, it was eventually opened to the public in 1667, and became a public park after the French Revolution. In the 19th and 20th century, it was the place where Parisians celebrated, met, promenaded, and relaxed. A stunning place to wander through on our last day in Paris!
We had decided to avoid the Bastille Day Parade because I have already been to it when I was in Paris with Marie, and Andrew wasn't that fussed. We were also a tad concerned about the amount of people and the fact that transport back afterwards may have been a bit of a nightmare. We had left our bags at the hotel so we planned to be back there by about 3pm because we had to make sure we were at Gare du Nord by at least 4pm for our train back to London. We fell upon some Bastille celebrations though which was very interesting and I even got a photo with one of the Army Officers so that was a bonus!
We walked back along the River Siene and made the most of our last moments in this idyllic city! People were having picnics by the lake enjoying the sunshine and there was a really lovely relaxed and slow paced feeling in the air. This has been one of our most special trips away so far and we feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to explore such a beautiful city together!