Paris in Pictures – Part 2

ParisI have so many beautiful pictures of our time in Paris, I hope you don’t mind one more day of sharing. After five days of beautiful sight it is hard not to have some amazing pictures plus Paris has some of the most beautiful architecture and detail I have seen in all my travels. I am so lucky to have had the chance to spend some time sharing this adventure with my family, a perfect Christmas gift.

 

ParisWe attended the Christmas Gregorian mass at Notre Dame Cathedral and had a friendly tourist take the perfect Christmas picture (too bad I didn’t do Christmas cards this year.)

ParisMusée d’Orsay reminds me why Paris makes me think of home (New Orleans.)

ParisLa Seine River, pretty even on a cloudy day.

ParisAt the Conciergerie, Paris’s oldest clock: erected in 1370.

ParisAlthough it was cloudy most of the week, on Christmas day the clouds parted and presented us with the most beautiful day of our trip. Much of Paris was open on Christmas day which allowed us a chance to ride the Roue de Paris Ferris wheel at the Place de la Concorde. The ride is fairly short but the view of the city was spectacular.

ParisAnd then there were the sights of everyday Paris, this colorful gallery entrance…

ParisThe Art Nouveau Metro stops…

ParisCandy colors…

ParisThe fountain at Place St. Michel …

ParisBeautiful tiles at almost every Paris café…

ParisAnd just plain interesting sights…

We spent a day at the Louvre, we couldn’t possibly see it all in one day but we had a plan to divide and conquer. The boys and girls split up so while the girls enjoyed  Napoleon III’s apartment the boys explored the Near East Antiquities.

ParisEven without the art the Louvre is an amazing building…

With details both historic and modern…

ParisWe took in as much as we could in one day and even stopped by to say hello to Napoleon. Honestly you could spend a week at the Louvre trying to see it all and still miss some.

ParisI would recommend anyone who gets a chance to spend some time in Paris even if you just sit on the street and enjoy the view. We had a wonderful trip and wish I could have seen more but maybe another day…

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