Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A Monday in Paris.

Let me get everyone up to date. Last week TC and I were fortunate enough to go on a fabulous trip to Paris with his parents. Let me tell you, I hit the In-Law Jackpot. We flew out of Nova Scotia on a Saturday night and landed in Paris late Sunday afternoon. We stayed in the Latin Quarter in a neighborhood called Mouffetard. If you ever find yourself in Paris, I can't recommend this area of town enough - cute, fun and friendly.

Without further ado, here's the highlights on our fist day and a half.

Our hotel - Villa Daubeton. 

Our rooms were exactly what I imagined a European hotel room to be - simple and nice.

Sunday dinner: One of many fabulous restaurants on our neighborhood, La Petit Bistro made a delicious three course meal of warm goat cheese salad, salmon and chocolate mousse.

Monday morning started with a delicious cafe au lait, and of course, a chocolate croissant. 

Our first adventure was finding the nearest Metro station so we could grab a subway ride across town.

First stop: Arc de Triomphe

We climbed up the inner 274 spiral stairs all the way to the top.

This is where my first glimpse occurred :)

The views were fabulous, as the Arc de Triomphe sits in the middle of the city, smack dab in the middle of a nine lane traffic circle. 

We stumbled upon the love locks bridge over the Seine River. 

Across the bridge we found the famous Notre Dame Cathedral.

I managed to get my favorite photo of the father/son duo.

Notre Dame was truly unbelievable. The size and detail was just amazing.


But this - this was incredible. Welcome to the St. Chapelle chapel, built to house the Crown of Thorns. Each window features a different biblical scene - in great detail that you could actually see.

I could have stayed in there for hours.

Of course, over dinner the sights and stories of the day were relived over fine French wine, which was the perfect way to end the day.

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