Our Weekend In Paris

I arrived home late Sunday afternoon from an amazing weekend in Paris.  I have always dreamed of going to Paris, and when Danny was asked to give a presentation in Paris, we decided that I would join him on this wonderful trip!

We boarded our flight Thursday evening and were ready for our nine hour flight.

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Of course, when you are on a flight to Paris the best way to start is with a glass of champagne.

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The sun setting over the USA.

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I woke up to this beautiful sunrise over France.

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Once we arrived in Paris we checked into our hotel – Hotel 7 Eiffel.  It was a very “European” hotel with quaint rooms.  Our room was not ready so we headed out to see some sights.  Thankfully Danny picked a hotel that was in the perfect location…

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Our first stop was the Musee de l’Armee – The Army Museum. The museum was a collection of weapons and uniforms tracing the French Military conflicts, plus Napoleon’s tomb.

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Also inside this museum was a beautiful church – CATHEDRAL OF SAINT-LOUIS DES INVALIDES.

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Napoleon’s Tomb…

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The grounds around the museum were so beautiful.

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Next, we grabbed some lunch and walked over to the Eiffel Tower.  As we came around the corner and I saw the tower for the first time I was in complete shock.  I could not believe that we were standing there together in front of the Eiffel Tower.

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After an afternoon of walking around we returned to the hotel and relaxed.  There was a cute little French restaurant just down the street from our hotel.

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Danny ordered escargot.  Yes your read that correctly – we ate SNAILS!!   They were really good actually.

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We ended our night with a walk back to the Eiffel Tower.  It is so beautiful at night.

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We had a full to do list on Saturday.  We put on our walking shoes and headed to the Louvre. On our way, we stopped and took a few pictures.

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And we finally arrived at the Musee du Louvre.  It was so amazing to see this museum in person.

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We of course had to take a selfie in front of the Mona Lisa.

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We saw so many amazing pieces of art.

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This was just one hall…the museum was packed.

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After the Louvre we walked across the Seine River to Notre Dame Cathedral.

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The beautiful Cathedral

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and it was even more beautiful inside.

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We left Notre Dame and started walking towards the Arc de Triomphe – almost a 2 mile walk!!  When you don’t need a taxi they are everywhere but when you need one they are all in hiding! Ugh!  However, we decided to just take the subway – best idea ever.

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After a quick subway ride we arrived at the Arc de Triomphe.

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One more picture of the Eiffel tower as the sun was setting.

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beautiful Paris Sunset…

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We had an unforgettable day in Paris and after dinner we walked back to the Eiffel tower.

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I was so sad to leave but we are already talking about our next trip to Paris with the girls.

We have traveled all over the world and I am so glad that I have been able to experience all of these wonderful places with my best friend (Rome, London, Hawaii, Washington DC, NYC, Beijing, Manila and many more).

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16 replies

  1. EEK! I love Paris! Looks like an amazing trip!
    Ben and I were able to go a few years ago! I need to recap that trip on my blog!!
    We “locked our love” on one of the bridges, but I had read that they were taking all the locks off because it was causing damage to the bridges. Were all the locks gone???

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