Strategically scheduled layovers can be a quick and cheap way to explore a new city. In this trip, I used a 14 hour layover to explore some of the typical touristy places of Paris, France.
Let’s start with the obvious, Paris in January is cold and rainy; not exactly the greatest time to visit. It’s extremely rare that I check bags, so I was able to grab a jacket and off I went.
Paris is rich and full of history and beauty. I would recommend spring or summer as the optimum time to visit, however flights are usually more expensive then.
This visit was a rather overcast and chilly day. I arrived in the city center and walked to the Eiffel Tower some 2km away.
In all honesty, the weather conditions made photos fairly ugly. I intend to make a trip back here for an overnight to properly photograph the beauty of this iron beauty.