Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Paris, Day 2 - "Paris Authentic" Car Tour wtih Squints-McGee

*It was a pretty sunny day and Ryan is squinting in EVERY picture from I have from this tour.
He gave me permissions to use these pictures.
Sorry babe, you left me no choice.

On our second day in Paris, after enjoying lunch at Musee d'Orsay, we rode our Velib bikes back through the city to meet up with my mom, Tata, Pierre, their baby Gwendolyn, and Pierre's dad, Pierre. My Tata had arranged for us to take a tour through Paris in these tiny, convertable, vintage cars. She has a lot of people visit and says that out of all the touristy stuff she recommends, this is usually everyone's favorite.

One reason this car tour was SO much fun was because the drivers were able to take us through tiny side streets that were obviously built for a horse and buggy and were definitely too small for a normal car to fit through. We drove right through some of the town square's and right past everything you could ever hope to see in Paris. We had a great tour guide who told us the history of the city's attractions and a thorough history of his own life.

Along the way we made a little pit-stop to a pastry shop that sells "THE BEST" macaroons in Paris (there are so many perks when you know someone who lives there). I bought a BUNCH as souvenirs and Ryan and I ended up eating half of them throughout the rest of the tour.

The tour was an absolute blast! Riding around in those cute cars would be fun anywhere, let alone Paris. If you're interested, go to You won't be sorry.


lindsey loo said...

i love your photos!!
im so jealous and you look fabulous!

Beth said...

I love your Paris blog!! I am reliving each day with each post!

J said...

Too bad you didn't drive yourselves. Driving on the left hand side of the road is scary at first! But who would drive with a chauffeur who looks like that! Woah!