Friends! Paris was a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Magnifique. The best.
Obviously Mike and I took 1000+ photos, and while I’m not going to share them ALL (you’re welcome), I decided to break it down into a series of posts. Up first is Paris: The Sights. The monuments, the buildings, the fountains, the churches. The things you simply cannot miss. The Eiffel Tower will be getting it’s own post, because, well, it’s the EIFFEL TOWER.
I’m going to recap as best I can along the way and try not to use too many annoying French phrases. Try your hardest to read all of it in a French accent….
..et voila! Paris.
Our first night in Paris! We had a picnic dinner here and got
ourselves Mike very acquainted with our trusty map.
Mike and I have both been in the Louvre before, so we decided to just stop by and snap some pictures of the outside. It was absolutely gorgeous (and empty!) at night and I maybe pretended I was in The Da Vinci Code.
We had a fabulous lunch sitting next to the old clock window at Musée d’Orsay. I ate my croque-monsieur and watched the minutes tick by on the GIANT minute hand, then we wandered the museum taking in the works of Monet and Renoir. Unbelievable!
We went to mass at Notre Dame on Sunday, and although we were pretty lost for most of the time, we did learn that “amen” in French is still “amen”. After mass we climbed the 400-step spiral staircase to the top and hung out with Quasimodo.
Pont Alexandre III
My most favorite bridge in Paris.
Saint Paul – Saint Louis
Rodin Sculpture Garden
We saw Rodin’s “The Thinker” and made up new names for all the (always naked) sculptures.
Our last morning in Paris, we went here to admire the stained glass windows from 1248. So much beauty and history!
Arc de Triomphe
Where I met my new BFF, a French Bulldog (we *think* that in France they are just called bulldogs, and regular bulldogs are called English Bulldogs, which somehow makes me so happy) named Minnie.
Place de la Concorde
Tune in for Paris: The Eiffel Tower tomorrow!