City of Light Pt. 1

Happy Tuesday everyone!

For the past four years my travel buddy Kim and I have tried unsuccessfully to go Paris but for some  reason or another, we couldn’t make it happen…until now. Paris was everything I expected it to be. Beautiful, full of culture and vibrant.  I definitely understand how people fall in love with this wonderful city and never want to leave.  Although we were only there for four days, I never felt rushed or hurried during my visit. We we’re comfortable with the fact that we weren’t going to see everything.  Instead we focused on what we wanted to see and made the most of it.

We stayed at the wonderful Hotel Atmospheres in the Latin Quarter (an   EXCELLENT boutique hotel that came highly recommended through TripAdvisor!)    The hotel was in walking distance from the Pantheon, Notre Dame Cathedral  and Luxemburg Gardens.  Another plus of staying in the Latin Quarter area was the two Metro lines near the hotel. We had unlimited use of the Metro due to us having the Paris Pass so getting around the city was literally a piece of cake.  I was told by people who had visited Paris  that the Metro was easy and they were right. After a few train rides, we became masters of the Metro! LOL

Friday was dedicated to exploring Louvre and Musee d’Orsay. Both museums are so vast you can spend an entire day there and still not see everything. Kim & I opted to take the tour of the Louvre which was highly informative. I oohed and aahed at the works of Monet, Degas, Da Vinci and gorgeously crafted sculptures. I’m a huge museum nerd so visiting both these places were the highlight of my year! Kim and I ended our fab day by hanging out at the Trocadero and taking a nighttime cruise of the Seine.

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I’ll be posting part two of my visit to Paris tomorrow.

Have a wonderful day!

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15 Comments

  1. April 1, 2014 / 6:16 pm

    It sounds like you had an amazing trip to Paris full of gorgeousness and sunshine! I loved all your photos. Both you and your Kim look like fabulous travelers! The stripy trench looks wonderful on you, and combined with sunny yellow is just what you need for a happy Spring day! So happy that you finally did it!!

    • April 3, 2014 / 6:54 pm

      Thank you so much!!! I have to thank Canon for making my pictures look so good! 🙂

  2. April 1, 2014 / 8:02 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing all these photos! I would love to go to Paris one day, and this was even more beautiful than I imagined!

    • April 3, 2014 / 6:53 pm

      Thank you! I think everyone should experience Paris at least once in your life!

  3. April 1, 2014 / 8:58 pm

    I am so jealous! I don’t know how you could pick out of all there is to offer. I would have a hard time only being there for 4 days!!

    • April 3, 2014 / 6:53 pm

      It was hard to pick but we knew we couldnt see everything so we only focused on the “must sees” on our list. Trust me we have plans to go back & see the stuff we couldnt get to!

  4. Maggie Fieger
    April 2, 2014 / 2:09 am

    Isn’t it the most incredible city??? I went in October for the first time, and loved it so much! You have such great pictures – I can’t wait to see the rest!

  5. April 2, 2014 / 3:14 am

    Oh what beautiful photos, they look like post cards! How lucky you are to have seen original masterpieces, such as the Mona Lisa, in person. Thanks for sharing your trip with us!

    • April 3, 2014 / 6:52 pm

      Thank you so much! Seeing the Mona Lisa in person was amazing! It didnt disappoint!

  6. April 2, 2014 / 3:43 am

    Great pics! I was recently in Paris for one day, but it was the butt end of my trip, I was tired, lonely and practically broke so it was blah. These pics make me want to get back there soon!

    • April 3, 2014 / 6:51 pm

      Thank you! Yes you are due for another trip there! My travel buddy and I are planning to go back next year!

  7. April 3, 2014 / 5:27 pm

    awesome pics, i look forward to pt 2 and i am going to check that hotel out for my trip!

    • April 3, 2014 / 6:50 pm

      Thank you! I HIGHLY recommend Hotel Atmospheres! I really enjoyed my stay there!