Wouter du Toit

Along the Seine on Sundays

Wouter du Toit
Along the Seine on Sundays

The weather is certainly changing now. We could actually enjoy walking along the Seine without the fear of getting to cold or getting soaking wet because we left the umbrella at home. Yes, we’ve come home soaked before. More than once. In Paris, always have an umbrella.

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Many visitors never get to see this part of the city. It’s a beautiful stretch of road that used to be for cars, but since 2015 it’s not the case anymore. It’s now for people walking, biking, rollerblading, skating, jogging and for all the other ways of getting around the city.

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I love walking here. It’s next to the river, so you see this wide mass of water flowing into one of the most historic cities in western civilisation. The path overflows with people when the sun is out like today, and we have the afternoon to stroll around, observe people and enjoy all the action happening.

 

We walked from our apartment past the Sacre Couer. Now this isn’t far in Parisian terms, but we were hungry and wanted to eat so we dashed over the river and went to Rue Moufftard for dinner. My wife had Fondue and I had Raclette. Why we didn’t have one of these that we could share is still a mystery, but at least we could try both and share the different cheeses.

It was a great day and evening. You should try it sometime.

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