There is nothing quite as
as Paris in April. The weather is fabulous and there are blooms everywhere.
Being the good little tourist that I am, visits to the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, the Latin Quarter, Versailles, Notre Dame, Galeries Lafayette, Champs-Élysées, Le Arc de Triomphe and a Seine River ride were all a part of my trip.
I was fabulously exhausted!
Slept little and walked much, but so worth it. Riding the "Metro" was interesting and even challenging at times yet nowhere as insane as London's "Tube."
If you make an attempt to speak French, everyone is much nicer and friendlier. So, in addition to
by the end of the trip I could also request a red wine and assorted cheeses platter. (kinda)
The Galeries Lafayette is a 10 story department store with a stunning architecture. I got lost in its beauty and in the building itself. Its just that big!
Keeping it French, in Lanvin, at the roof top of the Galeries Lafayette with a breath-taking view of the Parisian skyline. Moments earlier, my mother enjoyed a chocolate torte and I a glass of Bordeaux in their restaurant.
The staind glass dome ceiling at the Galeries Lafayette, mesmerizing.
The Eiffel Tower at dusk.
An American was photographing his beautiful classic car using the Eiffel Tower as the backdrop.
No matter what time of day or night or viewpoint, I do not ever get tired of the Eiffel Tower.
The Arc de Triomphe, one of the most famous monuments in France. [On one of the busiest streets!]
This is just a detail of the extraordinary and ornate sculptural relief works that surround the cathedral.
I stumbled upon this little street up from Notre Dame... so French.