Paris: The Sights

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.

Les Invalides

Our first night in Paris!  We had a picnic dinner here and got ourselves Mike very acquainted with our trusty map.

The Louvre

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.

Musée d’Orsay

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!

Notre Dame

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

Saint Eustace

Rodin Sculpture Garden

We saw Rodin’s “The Thinker” and made up new names for all the (always naked) sculptures.

Sainte-Chapelle

Our last morning in Paris, we went here to admire the stained glass windows from 1248.  So much beauty and history!

Arc de Triomphe

Saint Sulpice

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

Sacré-Cœur

Palais Garnier

Tune in for Paris: The Eiffel Tower tomorrow!

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16 thoughts on “Paris: The Sights

  1. Aunt Linda

    Pictures are BEAUTIFUL ! Glad you had A camera. When did you sleep??? Don’t your shoes need re-soling after all that walking??

    Reply
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  4. Anna {dear friend}

    first off, you and mike are adorable in that one picture.

    second, love your pink pants.

    and third, I honestly wouldn’t mind you sharing your 1000+ photos. I don’t know how you choose. I always have trouble with that and I’m usually right here in the good old U S of A.

    Can’t wait for the rest of them!

    I think this is going to WORKKKKK!!!! Better late than never, right??!

    Reply
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  6. jooy

    your photos are amazing!! i’m headed back to paris in two weeks, and your posts have got me feeling inspired.

    Reply
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