Everyone told us we needed to go to Sacre Coeur and climb the duomo. So we took their word for it. And I'm so glad we did! It has an incredible view of Paris. It was definitely a workout climbing up the hill to the basilica and then up 300 stairs to the top of the dome, but it was worth it.
On our way back down the hill, we were met by two African men who asked us if they could show us something. They came toward us and started reaching for our wrists. Thankfully, my brother had told me about this trick so we were prepared. These men tie a string around your wrist and then steal your bag while you're distracted. We told them no and kept walking away. They were bold enough to grab my arm which was a mistake. I yelled at him, "Don't touch me!" and he thankfully let go. It was really the only time we ever felt uncomfortable (other than in Brussels) the entire time we were traveling. Every adventure needs a good story, right?
After we escaped from the con artists, we went to Saint Chapelle. Words can't even describe how beautiful it is. The stained glass is just stunning. Breathtaking, even. My pictures don't come anywhere near doing it justice.
I can't wait to go back here with my mom. 43 days til she's here!!