24 Hours in Paris, and the conclusion to the world’s most excellent bachelorette party

So we tricked our friend, kidnapped her twice, and took her to Paris for 24 hours for her bachelorette party (möhippa, in Swedish). Life could be worse.

In Paris, we started off our day with breakfast at the Café des Deux Moulins, the cafe from the movie Amélie (full title Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain). It’s in Montmartre, and while it’s definitely a tourist destination with the requisite memorabilia for film buffs, it was also clearly a neighborhood cafe as well, with its own regulars and non-movie freaks. The staff seemed pretty amused by the arrival of our 20-strong gang and sort of shooed us towards the back. The petit dejeuner was delicious.

At left, Anna opens her next letter... breakfast in Montmartre! At right, Amelie! (That guy was not part of our group. He just happened to be in the way.)

You can find the Café des Deux Moulins at 15 Rue Lepic within easy walking distance of the Metro stops Blanche, Pigalle, and Abbesse. Here’s a map.

Photo by Jeremy Pearson via Wikipedia

Then we walked from the Café des Deux Moulins to Sacré-Cœur, from Sacré-Cœur to the Louvre via the Opera, and then onwards towards the Eiffel Tower, where we had an extended picnic and relaxed. You can see our approximate route below. We were really tired and hungry by the time we got to the Eiffel, and I fell asleep for a while in the sun (probably with my mouth open… horrors).

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We walked one zillion miles in the course of not even a full day. Whattup.

Then we all trucked back to the Peace and Love Hostel to pick up our stuff, then we started on our journey home! (For a laugh, check out the Peace and Love Hostel’s homepage. Love it.) The next day, it was hard to believe everything that had happened in the course of two days, even though we had the sunburns and blisters to prove it.

Team Anna's Möhippa at the Louvre

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