Wow, what a city!  It’s been a long time since we last visited Paris, pre-kids in fact.  We loved it then, but we thought this time round was even more amazing.  There is just so much to see and do around this city that you would need a life-time.  We drove up with Sue and Dave and found our hotel without too much trouble.

 

We stayed at the Hotel Liberty, handy to Gare de Nord and a 30 minute stroll to The Seine and all the action!  Four fantastic, fun-filled days followed.  Apart from a couple of taxis for longer stretches, we walked the lot, and most of it with Sue and Dave.   I won’t bore you with all the details but we enjoyed every minute.

 

Highlights included:

End of the Tour de France (see separate blog)

Sidewalk cafes for coffees and drinks.  You might pay more on the Champs Ellysee but the people watching opportunities are brilliant.

 

The meals: fabulous 3 course dinners in the Latin Quarter, with wine, for far less than you would pay in Australia.  Brilliant atmosphere!

 

 

 

Sacre Couer, Notre Dame and other churches…. wow!

The architecture generally.. brilliant buildings and structures all over Paris.

Montmartre… the fabulous artists area of Paris.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, the bridges and other landmarks.

A cruise along the Seine.

Galeries La Fayette.. so much more than a shopping centre… stunning leadlight dome and magnificent views over Paris from the rooftop garden and bars.

Moulin Rouge area, even though we didn’t see a show this time.

 

 

The fabulous sandy beach they have set up along the banks of the Seine: picnic and drinking opportunities, stalls, games, entertainment

The museums… so many, and so good!

Robert’s Place, a single building we discovered on Rue de Rivoli…. seven floors of working artists and their creations… just brilliant!

Such an amazing time.  We are looking forward to another visit later this year.