Monday, February 23, 2015

Travel: Paris, France



Nothing beats the wintertime blues like reminiscing about a springtime walk through downtown Paris.
With mild weather and bright hues of flowers and blooms around every corner,
Paris is Spring is quite the sight to be had.
Point Zero, the official center of the City of Paris
Bridge of Love, Lock Love
Venus de Milo
The Thinker, Rodin Museum


I was able to bring my mom to Paris 8 years ago as a Mother's day gift and we both fell in love with this vibrant, yet laid-back city, prompting us to make return trips. We were able to see so much of Paris by walking and taking the Metro. Most people wouldn't think this but it's easy to see much of Paris in a day or two, if you plan ahead and make a map of all the sights you want to see. Taking a river cruise on the Seine and utilizing the public transportation is a great way to get around the city {and the traffic} in no time. Stopping in and grabbing some of the yummy French cuisine and fresh pastries is always a good idea. And for a relaxing afternoon, 
just sitting and taking in the sights and sounds of this magnificent city is the best form of enjoyment to be had while in Paris. 




The front of Notre Dame




23 comments:

  1. wonderful. we were there last spring, and it was such a great vacation. so many people never get there but always want to, so we can say we have, right?!
    take care,
    b

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    1. How lucky, you were also there in the spring! Have a wonderful weekend! xx

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  2. Beautiful photos. I really want to go there before I die. Lovely.

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  3. jealous!
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  4. Oh, là, là! I loved Paris. We had our honeymoon there. Seems so long ago...

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  5. Your photos are probably as close as I'll ever get but one can hope :o)

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  6. Marvelous series of photos!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/02/off-of-saint-maarten.html

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  7. Love the photos have only drove through Paris on the way to Spain

    Have an eiffeltastic week

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  8. It looks like you had so much fun. Beautiful photos. I was in Paris with my husband for a fencing championship and it was so romantic to just sit in a street cafe and watch the world go by. Thank you for bring back memories. #ManicMondayBlogHop

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  9. The perspective on the 2nd photo is fun! It looks like a great trip!

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    1. Thank you... yes, standing from below is quite breathtaking! Have a nice weekend! xx

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  10. I have been once. I would love to go back. :)

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  11. I adore Paris, it's been too long since I've visited and your photos are beautiful!

    This will be one of my features tomorrow morning at What'd You Do This Weekend? I look forward to what you will share this week!:)

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    1. Thank you for the feature, I really enjoy your Monday Link up!!!xx

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  12. Beautiful shot of the Rodin sculpture. I didn't think I would ever want to go back to Paris, but your pictures reminded me how much I really do love the city. Maybe I will have a chance to visit soon! Loved your post!

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    1. Thank you.. I'm the same, I think I'm over visiting someplace and then I see pics on a blog and I want to go again! Have a great week!! xx

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  13. wow! never been to paris, but seeing those pix made me so happy...i am sure your mom enjoyed this trip as much as you enjoyed clicking these pix :)

    Thanks for linking up, a pleasure to have you on board :)

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  14. Such striking photos! I love that you took your Mom there!

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  15. Such great photos. Someday I am going there!

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  16. I've been to Paris twice and it is absolutely one of my favorite cities to visit. This brings back so many memories.

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  17. Wow Ashleigh! How blessed you are to go there! I want to go sooo bad! IF I can only land the new job I am desiring...maybe I can make it happen! Your pictures are lovely, sounds like a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing..wonderful!!

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  18. My sister spent a semester abroad in Paris and I was so jealous! I'd love to visit it one day!

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