Day two was very busy. We had breakfast (croissants, jam, coffee, orange juice). Then I wanted to go to a shoe store that I had found the day before. They told us they would be open, but weren't yet so we found a cute garden/recreation area to wait until the store opened.
After relaxing there for a bit, we went back to the shoe store which was still closed and ended up being closed for the rest of our trip. We had planned on Wednesday being our Versailles day so we got on the metro. One train that we needed to take was closed and someone who was trying to be helpful had us get on a bus that took us completely in the wrong direction. After fighting with metros and buses, we decided to scrap the Versailles plan and go to Sacre Coeur Basilica in Montmartre. Before we could go though, we had to pay our deposit on our dinner cruise. On the way, we saw the bridge over the Seine that people put locks on. The idea is that if you put a lock with your name and your lover's name on the bridge, you will be locked together forever. Of course I had to buy a lock! We paid our deposit and then bought ice cream to eat along the river on the way to the metro.
Our boat is in the background of this picture!
I had asked about Paris on a message board and everyone said that I HAD to go to Montmartre and Sacre Coeur. They said it was the epitome of Paris. After going up A LOT of steps, we found a church. It wasn't the one we were looking for, but it was quiet and beautiful. When we did find Sacre Couer, we had to wait in a very crowded line just to walk through.
We did not like Montmartre. It was touristy and busy and full of pushy people. I would not really recommend the area, although it does have fantastic views of the city.
We were planning to stay in Montmartre for dinner, but we wanted to get back to the Latin District. We had dinner at a nice Italian/French cafe that became one of our favorite places.