Thursday, November 4, 2010
I love Paris
On our way to Jardin du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Gardens)
Perfect tree lined park.
Behind us the Luxembourg Palace
I've never seen one of these before.
These bikes were everywhere in Paris. They are peddle & electric. You can rent them from a kiosk with a credit card. hummm
Many many beautiful fountains.
I love the fall bouquets.
That is my "brrrrrrr it's cold face".
I love Parisian cafes.
Connor and I raising our glasses to Paris may we be fortunate enough to some day come back.
The Champs Elysees is the most famous street in Paris known for its shopping and cafes. At the end of the Champs Elysees stands the famous Arc de Triomphe.
Behind me is the Louis Vuitton Flagship store . . . thank you Chris ;-)
We took the Bateaux-Mouches boat tour. We sat outside on the upper deck as we cruised down the beautiful tree lined Seine river viewing Notre Dame and several other Paris highlights. It was an amazing experience.
Paris has the best street food. Connor and I loved the crepes and Chris was a fan of the cheese covered sausage in a baguette.
One night we took a lovely walk around the city. Here are some night shots.
I love this picture Chris took. He is becoming quite the photographer.
We did not tour the Louvre but to see it lit up at night was a sight to be seen.
We found a great carousel that Connor rode about 10 times.
Tour Montparnasse 56 is a skyscraper in the middle of Paris that has a cafe and 360 views of Paris. For us it was better than the Eiffel Tower because you can eat, drink & relax while viewing the city including the Eiffel Tower. We stayed there for hours watching as the sun went down and the city lights came up. It was breathtaking. I have never seen such an amazing view in my life. The above picture of the Eiffel Tower is from Montparnasse 56 and below is a picture of the skyscraper it's located in.
The roof of the skyscraper was not crowded and a perfect place to run it out...
Inside was the perfect spot for cocktails.
And I have to say how much I love this little red cable knit sweater with wood buttons that Connor has on, he looked so cute in it.
This picture does not do the view justice.
The next day we went to the Eiffel Tower.
There was a cute park near the Eiffel Tower for Connor to play at.
At the train station getting ready to head to our next adventure . . . Amsterdam.