paris, je t’aime

I’m so sorry these haven’t gone up earlier but things here have been so busy! The first leg of our trip was in Paris, and it was everything I had dreamed it to be. Charming little cobblestone streets, the smell of fresh baked goods, and¬†coffee around every corner. What’s not to love?

On a whim we bought a guided tour to the Versailles gardens and I’m so glad we did – everything about it was so decadent! The gardens themselves were spectacular not only because they were¬†so meticulously well kept but because of their size. The palace was, of course, also awe-inspiring, but we didn’t end up going inside¬†because¬†of the lineup. I’m glad we didn’t because later in the trip we walked through the royal quarters in The Louvre (fun fact, it wasn’t always an art museum!) and by the end of it I was happy with what I saw.

We also did a sunset boat tour on the Seine and I would highly recommend it. Seeing the city from the water is a totally different experience than seeing it from the streets, and of course being on the water is in itself a wonderful thing!

The Eiffel Tower was probably one of my favourite parts of the trip. You don’t realize how big it really is until you keep walking towards it and it keeps getting bigger. To see it glitter for the first time at night is really something. Really, really mesmerizing.

Other¬†things we saw and did included Montmartre, Sacr√©-Coeur, L’arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, the Tuileries Gardens, Champs-√Člys√©es and the Mus√©e d’Orsay. And that was only in 5 days! Our days were definitely packed but I felt as if I had seen everything I could have within that time period by the end of it.

From there we took a plane to Venice and oh my god, what a cool city. Stay tuned for the next post!

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