Despite what it may look like based on the sheer number of pictures in this post, it really was so hard to choose my favorite photos to share with you -- I loved them all. I seriously loved every single second of Paris. I would go back tomorrow if I could. There was just so much about the city that captured me -- the people, the food, the architecture. It was all amazing. So without further ado . . .
We pretty much hit up all the major Paris "attractions." We ran out of time for Versailles and the Musee d'Orsay, but we just kept saying we will go there next time.
Other fun random pictures:
We frequently rode the Metro. Justin was the master of the train system and totally had it figured it out -- we didn't get on the wrong train once. Quite impressive.
But we also did our fair share of walking too -- and it was needed after all of the amazing food we had. It's hard to pick a favorite between the bread, cheese, macaroons, tasty glace (ice cream), and steak/frites, but the thing I still crave the most are the lemon and sugar crepes. Seriously, yum.
A pigeon had the nerve to beg from me as I enjoyed my delicious macaroon from Pierre Herme in front of St. Sulpice. The pigeons even know how good they are!
Don't worry, Justin enjoyed the food too. And the drinks. Our first night, we went to Harry's Bar (the oldest cocktail bar in Europe and where the Bloody Mary was created). You can read an interesting write up about it here.
And what's Paris without shopping? We checked out Merci -- I could have spent hours there. They had some amazing things for the house and beautiful jewelry. I picked up a couple of souvenirs.
We also went to Les Puces de Saint-Ouen (the huge flea market). I ended up with just a couple of things -- a letterpress H and some French vintage books. If I could have packed mirrors, chandeliers, and furniture, I would have left with a truckload. But I wasn't disappointed -- I loved walking around and just looking at all of the beautiful things.
One of my favorite parts of Paris was just walking the streets and being surrounded by the beautiful architecture.
I quickly became obsessed with the doors and now have the desire to paint our front door a glossy teal blue.
Of course a Paris trip recap wouldn't be complete without pictures of the Eiffel Tower.
The view from the top of the tower:
People always ask what my favorite part of the trip was. It's so hard to just pick one favorite, but Paris would definitely be up there at the top. I'm already thinking about our return trip there. Stay tuned for the remainder of the trip . . . Italy is up next!