We took an overnight flight from Iceland to Paris which meant getting in at 6am. We were completely exhausted but managed to settle in to our apartment, take a quick nap and explore the city. Our first mission was to find coffee – not too difficult with a million cafes lining the streets. After a good hour of people watching, we strolled through Le Marais eating pastries and taking in the scenery. The Parisian way of life was certainly a harsh contrast to Iceland where the landscape is so expansive and there are more sheep than people. We met a good friend who was much more familiar with the area and immediately started to feel more comfortable. By the third day we started to really enjoy the city, just in time get our car and head for the coast.