But Paris blew my expectations out of the water. I seriously loved it. To my surprise, KC loved it as well. Everything went perfectly and according to plan. The weather was beautiful, the people were friendly and our embarrassing French was accepted with gracious smiles everywhere. I don't even know where to start.
We were in Paris for 3 full days (4 including Versailles) which I think is great for a first visit. Of course, we didn't see everything there was to see, didn't even scratch the surface, but I personally think it was perfect to get an idea of the city.
I think you can guess what our first stop was. After that, we set about to explore the city. We saw Luxembourg Gardens, Shakespeare & Company (where I bought a copy of Jane Eyre), Notre Dame, Musee d'Orsay, the Louvre, not to mention beautiful architecture, super old bridges and yummy pastries. We had beer, pizza, chinese food and did I mention the pastries? I also got a French copy of Pride & Prejudice and yes I totally squealed when I found it. We went up the Montparnasse Tower which had the most beautiful views of Paris. We saw the Les Invalides (Army Museum including Napoleon's tomb), the Palais Garnier, Montmarte (including Sacre Coeur and the Moulin Rouge). We hit all the tourist traps including the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysees. We ate lots of good food and saw the Eiffel Tower twinkling at night. It was amazing.
But let's just get to the pictures, shall we?
Linking up with Kate, Kerri & Emily.
Like I said, Paris blew my expectations out of the water. Everything was fabulous, everyone was ridiculously friendly (someone even told me my French was very good, to which I responded 'thank you! oops, I mean merci!'). Seriously though, it was the perfect first stop on a pretty amazing trip and we'll definitely be back.