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.
Of course, when you are on a flight to Paris the best way to start is with a glass of champagne.
The sun setting over the USA.
I woke up to this beautiful sunrise over France.
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…
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.
Also inside this museum was a beautiful church – CATHEDRAL OF SAINT-LOUIS DES INVALIDES.
We went inside THE DÔME CHURCH – TOMB OF NAPOLEON I
The grounds around the museum were so beautiful.
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.
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.
Danny ordered escargot. Yes your read that correctly – we ate SNAILS!! They were really good actually.
We ended our night with a walk back to the Eiffel Tower. It is so beautiful at night.
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.
And we finally arrived at the Musee du Louvre. It was so amazing to see this museum in person.
We of course had to take a selfie in front of the Mona Lisa.
We saw so many amazing pieces of art.
This was just one hall…the museum was packed.
After the Louvre we walked across the Seine River to Notre Dame Cathedral.
The beautiful Cathedral
and it was even more beautiful inside.
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.
After a quick subway ride we arrived at the Arc de Triomphe.
One more picture of the Eiffel tower as the sun was setting.
beautiful Paris Sunset…
We had an unforgettable day in Paris and after dinner we walked back to the Eiffel tower.
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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