Paris is an amazing and beautiful city. Our five days in Paris was never going to be enough but we certainly covered a lot of the French Capital. We did a lot of walking, and also caught a lot of Metro. Unfortunately the Paris Patisserie Challenge fell short of our goalHugo & Victor was a highlight. We will have to return!
Our small apartment was perfect, fifth floor corner apartment, one block from the Notre Dame is about as central as you can get in Paris. A boulangerie down the street, and easy walking distance to Latin Quarter, Louvre and Hotel de Ville. Thank you Thierry! Details on our apartment, highly recommend!
The climb up and down the five flights of spiral staircase helped burn off the baked goods, no wonder there arent many fat Parisians!
The Notre Dame, an iconic site at any time of the day, the 8am bells were our wake up call each morning.
The picturesque Jardin du Luxembourg in Autumn colors
A welcome rest for tired feet, taking a boat trip along the Seine
Had been threatening the kids that we would be eating frogs-legs and snails for months. We did just that at a restaurant in the Latin Quarter. The frogs legs were ‘like chicken’ however the escargots were ‘disgusting’! Sams reaction to escargots was hilarious, the wee snail did not remain in his mouth for long!
We visited the Musee D’Orsay and the Louvre, the sheer scale and quality of both collections is amazing, the Louvre is massive. We looked through the huge Louvre Egyptian collection, Greek sculptures and Italian masterpieces. The Louvre gallery itself is a work of art. Of course, we saw Mona and Venus.
After a busy day walking the streets, gardens, shops, galleries, churches and patisseries of Paris, Nicki and I had earned a drink or two in a cafe to discuss the day and watch Paris pass by.
Rebecca’s photo of Paris - A bike, the metro and the Louvre