Au revoir Paris

9 06 2008

Tonight is our last night in Paris; tomorrow we leave for Strasbourg.

I’m a little sad as I’ve loved being in Paris.  I felt very comfortable here, falling for the beauty of the City of Light almost immediately.  And there is so much to see and do.  Here are some of the big-ticket items we’ve seen:

  • Notre Dame de Paris
  • Sainte Chappelle
  • Sacre Coeur
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Musee du Lourve
  • Musee d’Orsay
  • Musee de Arts et Metiers
  • Musee Picasso
  • Musee du Moyen Age (Cluny)
  • Chateau de Versaille
  • Centre Pompidou

A favourite?  Impossible to pick.

That list only scratches the surface of our stay here though.  Fresh croissants for breakfast.  Jogging through some of the gardens here (Jardin des Tuileries, du Luxembourg and des Plants).  Fantastic dinners.  Strolls along the Seine.  Getting lost down some beautiful back street and discovering a deli or shoe shop or band playing…all of these images were etched into my mind by Paris.

Hard to believe we’ve already been here ten days.  Already trying to figure out how I can get back here at some point in the future!

Au revoir Paris!




3 responses

11 06 2008

Hey! Do you recommend a restaurant?

16 06 2008

Glad you enjoyed Paris – sounds like you saw lots of good bits!

Sorry to hear about the burglary – hope all your best camera gear was with you in Europe.

Do they open your beer for you in the supermarket in Ettlingen? They do offer to in Berlin!

17 06 2008

@Gayle Here are three; we had exceptional meals at all of them:

Le Reminet 3, rue des Grands-Degres (in the 5th, Maubert Mutualite is the closest Metro stop but it’s only a short walk from St Michel)

Aux Trois Petits Cochons 31 rue Tiquetonne (2nd, Les Halles)

Cafe Burq 6 rue Burq (18th, Abessess)

Hope they work out for you if you use ’em!

@Warwick We did enjoy Paris – I loved it!

The burglary did suck; unfortunately I’ve only taken one body and lens (and a flash) with me. I lost five lenses and an old film body. 😦 Ah well, it could’ve been worse!

I haven’t bought a beer from a supermarket yet – I’ll have to try it tomorrow! I did notice that a six-pack of Becks cost just 3€46! That’s about A$5.70 – less than a dollar per beer!

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