It has been over a month since we got back from our Euro trip. It has taken me a loooong time to go through all of our close to 1,000 pictures. Here is a selection from Paris. My favorite thing about the city, was of course the AMAZING food: caramels from Jaques Genin, Bordier butter at L’Avant Comptoir, macaroons from Laduree…and baguettes and croissants from ANYWHERE. But second, Paris contained uncanny beauty every where you turned. And the women. It was literally like all of the beautiful women of the world were just sent to roam the streets of Paris. And they are so fierce! I spotted one women riding a bike with a pair of 5 inch black leather Louboutin boots. Only in Paris, right?
The cafe culture in Paris is incredible. No matter what time of day, you will always find fashionable Parisians packed on the side walks of these great cafes. Coffee shops by day and bars by night. If you pass a cafe without a packed side walk, continue to pass on by, it is very obvious people flock to the really good places!
The Eiffel tower was magical at night. We only saw it from the distance during the day. I highly suggest a nighttime visit. It sparkles like gold!
Half of the pictures I took on the streets of Paris were of the balconies, windows and shutters of buildings. I couldn’t get enough of the Parisian architecture!
The Notre Dam was pretty incredible. Both outside and in.
Okay, so ever since my terrible experience at the Uffizi in Florence, I’ve decided that I cannot go to big popular art museums while on vacation. You stand in line for way to long buying tickets, only to be basically herded through out the place packed in front of the masters like sardines. I am SURE the Mona Lisa would have been great, but you couldn’t pay me to step foot into the Louvre. At least not my first time in Paris. I’d rather spend that time sitting in a park sipping wine. Which we did.
I will go back on my fear of museums though if you get a recommendation for a smaller, quieter museum like the Picasso. It is DEFINITELY worth a visit. (Plus, Picasso is on of my all time favorites). There were very few people, and the museum was tucked away in a quiet neighborhood in the 3rd arr.
Next up will be pictures of the French countryside, which topped our favorite list for the whole trip! Stay tuned!!