Surprise surprise

I know metblog is not about my own personal adventure in Paris, but for once I will not follow that rule…

Yesterday we, Parisian metblogger (Lil, Bij and me) , met for a picnic lunch at “luco” (=luxembourg garden in parisian language). I was told the day before that I might be kidnapped… So I was ready.

It happens that Lil decided to make me a surprise for my birthday…  and the girls took me to the subway and to Andre Citroen Park… When we arrive in the park I still thought that Lil wanted to visit a park she has never seen before.

And guess what’s was the surprise? tickets

We were about 10 persons taking place in the nassella and as soon as everybody was in, the “baloon” was starting to move.

The experiment is quite hard to explain, the movement is smooth, there’s almost no noise, and the view is incredible. A little disturbing actually, since we were all used to see Paris from point like Montmartre, Hausmann or Montparnassse…

Eiffel Tower & Sacré Coeur

You can walk around above the park (150m high!) and have a 360° view on Paris.  The experience was great but too short ! (as always when you’re having a good time). Lil was expected some comment about what was in sight, but none were displayed… We asked for nothing but I guess the pilot might have answered our questions.

baloon over the park

If you also plan to surpise a friend with that experience, I send you to their website (in french). And good news, if you’re living in Paris and you child is less than 12, it’s free for him/her (you need to justify your adress and the child’s age).

Other view of Paris?

– Eiffel Tower (of course!)

– Montparnasse Tower

–  Montmartre

– last floor of Printemps and Gaeries Lafayettes (department stores on Bd Haussman)

3 Comments so far

  1. Bij (bijoe) on July 1st, 2009 @ 2:51 pm

    I remember the good old days when one could just take the lift to the last floor at the Samaritaine and enjoy the sights… I found this picture to illustrate :)

    Nice sights also from the top of the Institut du Monde Arabe, but I can’t remember whether it’s free or not… I’ll have to check.

  2. Lil (lilianl) on July 1st, 2009 @ 6:11 pm

    yay for balloon! another couple of good vantage point but fee paying – the tower of notre dame and the top of arc de triomphe :)

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