Friday, January 25, 2013

Flyday Fridays: Paris (part 1)

The first time I went to Paris was in early spring. It was raining and gloomy but that didn´t stop me from falling in love with this romantic city. Here are some things to do and places to visit when you´re in Pa-gheee. ;)

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1, 2, 3: Get lost inside le Louvre, pass by Mona Lisa´s room and get mesmerized by her coy smile and if you like ancient jewelry, be enthralled by the museum´s jewelry collection. Even the bishop´s crozier is bejeweled!

4: Admire the Sainte Chapelle´s amazing ceiling, structure and colorful stained glass windows.

5,6: Fall in line(entrance is free!) and admire the sculpture and stained windows of the Notre Dame. By this time you´re very tired and so take a rest at the park/garden at the back of the church. Later you can cross the small bridge and have your lunch at one of the numerous creperies and restaurants in the small island.

7,8: After a light lunch, take the metro and go to Montmartre and visit the Sacré Coeur. Be careful of your camera, the guards don´t usually allow picture taking nor filming while inside the church. After a short prayer or rest, get out of the church and  take a walk around the place. The artists usually ask you if you like to have your photo drawn/sketched. Careful, careful, the asking  price could be steep but if you have the budget for it, why not? ;) You can also have a crepe as a snack at one of the numerous creperies lying around. ;)

9: To cap off the day, buy some wine and cheese and have a picnic on the grounds below the Eiffel Tower. You can also go up if you like and admire the French skyline from the top! I wasn´t able to do this because it was raining like hell during that time.

These are just standard places to go but there are a lot of nooks and crannies waiting to be discovered in Paris. More to follow.

Lastly, I´m wearing a necklace in red and blue( I missed the white,hehe!) as a tribute to the French colors, red, white and blue:

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So what would you like to visit in Paris? ;)

A bientôt, petite bises! 



Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

Le sigh...oh how I want to go to Paris! Hubby and I will someday soon. Thanks for the tips, I look forward to more!


Sherin said...

Paris is such a magical city, no matter the weather. I love all your pictures.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photos, especially the one of the Eiffel tower against that gorgeous blue sky! Love the necklace too. Have a great weekend!

Janice Lunes said...

Great post!

Loved viewing these pictures I really need to take a cultural tour to Paris too !



Noelle Chantal said...

The photos are killing me! I want to be there so bad. Beautiful trip! :)

Laura said...

Wow it's so beautiful their I would love to visit I.M Pei's pyramid and all cute little bakeries for sweet treats. Just go exporing!!!!