It is the final leg of my mom’s visit and she leaves on Friday. It has been a packed trip but well paced. Since we are having a chill day today – doing some markets and getting souvenirs – I decided I would get a post in before heading out.
We went to Paris this past Thursday – Sunday. Four days is a great amount of time to enjoy the city and to venture farther out to the suburbs of Versailles. I’m glad I gave Paris another chance. Actually I had no choice as my mother wanted to go but at least I was excited about it. My final verdict is Paris is a gorgeous city, but I’m not in love with it as so many are or grow to be. Maybe in time with more visits? I would definitely go back but not for a while. Two times this year is plenty. The people are nice, I get to practice my French and it is a close Eurostar journey but I am still more enamoured with Berlin and London.
We covered a lot in 4 days. The only place we did not get to was the Latin Quarter which I really wanted to see. The pace in Paris is visibly slower than London which is always a nice change. The metro is well connected but even better is that the city is very walkable. You could actually cross the city it in a few hours as we ended up almost doing as I directed us slightly the wrong way on a walk home. My map skills are good but I sometimes get confused. Getting lost in a new city always has rewards though so mom and I enjoyed seeing another neighbourhood. Oh and the food NEVER disappoints. I only had one sub par meal and that was in the cafe Angelina in Versailles. Some photographic highlights:
Mom in front of Jardin du Luxembourg
Moi on Canada Day on top the Eiffel Tower
Street Art in the Marais – found on our detoured walk home
Statue at the front gate of Chateau Versailles
Inside looking out at the front gates of Chateau Versailles- pure opulence
Gardens of Chateau Versaille
Temple of Love on Marie Antoinette’s Estate
I will end this post here for now because if I don’t I really could keep going with pictures with the next being more stunning than the last Not tooting my own horn it’s just Paris is so pretty a photographer doesn’t have to try hard at all to get a good shot. The weather was also perfect the entire trip as you can see from the consistent blues skies in every picture. Couldn’t have asked for more.