Monday, February 16, 2009

A Sweet Sojourn in Paris

Autumn of 2008 brought me to the City of Lights.  We only had two full days to explore the place. Too little a time, but we've made the most of the time we had.

Notre Dame Cathedral

Paris is everything I imagined it to be and much, much more.   A melting pot of history, culture, and the arts.

A glimpse of the Louvre's pyramid

The world-famous mysterious smile

Caveau de la Ruchette: Paris' oldest jazz club. 
This place, where music lovers now go to unwind and relax, used to be a torture chamber during the French Revolution.

Arc de Triomphe

Romantic Seine River

The chilling wind did not stop us from exploring interesting nooks and crannies.  Thanks to Zap, we've managed to navigate through the maze-like subway and get to see the must-see spots.

Parisian Subway

George Pompidou Center

A Must-Do in Paris
Another fun way to see the streets and daily life of Parisians is to join a bike tour.  We joined one of the tours organized by the cool guys at BikeAboutTours.  Our route?  Hotel de Ville - The Marais - Place Des Vosges - The Bastille - The river Seine Notre Dame - Ile St. Louis/Ile de la Cite - Sainte Chapelle - The Latin Quarter/St. Germain - Pont Neuf - The Louvre Museum - Museé D’orsay - Tuileries Gardens- Les Halles- The Pompidou Centre. 

My bike tour mates

Which way to go?

Victor Hugo's address

The castle with a stray canonball

Paris' ancient 1,000 yr. old wall


The City of Lights beckons me to come back.  And I surely will.

Sending you happy thoughts...

1 comment:

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