It was hard to leave Paris after spending five beautiful days there. We took off in the afternoon for Marseille for the rest of our vacation where we would also visit a few nearby cities. Marseille is one of the oldest cities in Europe. The streets of the old town ‘Le Panier’ tell how deep its history is when you simply walk on them. There are some very nice cafes and restaurants in this area.
Baris and I got married on Tuesday, 21st of August!
It was a beautiful evening that we celebrated with our families and friends. We are off to France for our honeymoon tomorrow, so I am not going to be around for a while. There will be lots of pictures to share from the wedding party and the honeymoon when I get back.
The obvious activity for our last day was visiting the Eiffel Tower. Having pre-booked tickets helped us avoid the queues. That is a practical trick for those who are planning to pay it a visit. We made it to the top by an elevator and climbing up the stairs. The view was incredibly beautiful at the top.
La Défense was one of the regions in Paris that we wanted to visit. We spared half a day to see this business district. The most iconic architecture of this region is Grande Arche which was completed in 1989. It looks like a big cube and is aligned with Arc de Triomphe and Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel in front of the Louvre.
This Sunday was a perfect day to spend in the Louvre Museum. We knew that the museum was huge and one day would not be enough to see it all, but we made a good plan and prioritized the most interesting parts to us. This iconic 12th century palace has been used as a museum since 1793. The building has eight main parts and 380.000 art objects are exhibited there in total.
The whole story began when I saw a big sale on camping equipment in one of the sports shops in the city. Buying a tent and two sleeping bags for this price seemed like the most reasonable thing in the world at that moment. I convinced Barış that we really needed to buy them (besides, a few friends were convinced).