As you can imagine, I took close to a gazillion photos, which is why it took me almost a month to go through them all and narrow 'em down. If you want to scroll through 13,000 photos, call me ;) I decided it would be better to break up the trip into multiple posts as not to bombard you with pictures (I use that term lightly...as you can see I still have a mother-load on this post) Last week I posted a teaser post with a few snippets of my time in London on the Making of Harry Potter tour and over the next few weeks I will post a few more about Paris and one with our trip to London!! Hope y'all stay tuned :)
DAY 1 :
Arc de Triomphe / Ladurée / Champs-Élysées / Louvre
About 45 minutes and many Euros later, we made it to the Arc de Triomphe. We snapped a few pics and made our way down the Champs. Our feet were pretty much dead at this point so we took our sweet time walking down the the street. We stopped at Ladurée, had a few macaroons (you know, as Parisians do) and continued down the street making our way towards the park in front of the Louvre where we met Becca for a quick bite. After awhile we went in the Louvre and pretty much made a beeline for our gal pals Mona (Lisa) and Venus (de Milo). Those were really the only things our feet could handle getting us to. Then we took a cab and headed back to the apartment for some MUCH needed sleep :)
DAY 2 :
Eiffel Tower / Musée Rodin / Musée d'Orsay / Ladurée (again) / Notre Dame
At Ladurée we had a macaroon sunday that was EXCELLENT and then we headed towards the oldest restaurant in Paris: Le Procope. Unfortunately I do not have pictures of the restaurant or the food because 1. we ate everything before I could even think about snapping a pic and 2. A serious case of jetlag hit me right as we got there :( But I will say it's on my list to go back next time I'm in Paris because the food was TO DIE FOR. The best part of going on a trip with your family is that it's understood that everyone orders something different so everyone at the table can try everything. And that's exactly what we did as we basically ate our way through Paris. Le Procope is a laaaaarge cafe (which is very unlike the typical Paris cafe) and has history dripping off every surface. Opening in 1686, this place entertained the likes of Voltaire, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Napoleon, his hat is even displayed by the entrance!!! It is definitely a "must" for any Paris vacationer. After dinner we moseyed on over to see the nearby Notre Dame lit up at night before heading home!
So that's it for Day 1 & 2! Stay tuned for Day 3 & 4, Versailles, and London!!