Paris in the Spring

March 18, 2008 § 3 Comments

I loved taking the metro everywhere… so easy!

The second half of our trip was spent in Paris. We kept joking that after New York we had to go to Paris to relax. Everyone in New York walks fast, eats fast, shops fast and drives fast. On top of our marathon site seeing, we were exhausted!

la Tour Eiffel

I found a quote on the Internet by Victor Hugo“To err is human. To loaf is Parisian.” The Parisians sure do know how to relax and enjoy. There is nothing like sitting on the sidewalk of a Paris cafe, sipping coffee or eating, and watching people walk by. I could do it for hours.

Notre Dame

Our hotel was not far from Notre Dame. We walked by it nearly every day. Our routine became… coffee and a pastry in the morning, then site seeing, back at the hotel by 4pm for a nap and some reading or knitting, and dinner around 7pm. If we went out for dinner any earlier the restaurants were nearly vacant. One night we met a charming family from Argentina that had walked all over the city from the Champs Eylsées to the Notre Dame.

Gary & the Gargoyles will keep an eye on you

We saw all the major sites: Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre, Sacré Coeur, Napolean’s Tomb and many more.

The building that holds the Musée de Louvre is as amazing as the paintings themselves

Gary has put up a photo album on Picasa in case anyone is interested. The New York photos are here. And the Paris photos are here. While Paris itself is a fascinating city, it was meeting some of the ladies from the sister quilt shop in Marcoussis that was the highlight of our trip. More to come…

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