Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Paris in a Day

I was in Europe over Thanksgiving weekend, and was able to spend a day in Paris.  We had planned on finding a place to stay and seeing the sights ourselves, but luckily met up with some friends who put us up and took us around from a local's point of view: the best way to do paris in a day.  

First they fed us a breakfast of café, croissants, baguettes with butter and jam.  It was so good; the croissants were still warm from the oven, and we met her parisian kitty, Gatto.  We saw Sacre Coeur, Arc de Triumph, the Seine, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, multiple carousels that day.  We drank wine, met firemen, went vintage shopping (more on that later) and made some wonderful friends and then proceeded to stay up very late into the night getting to know all of them. This weekend was a very good one.

 Feeding the sparrows outside of Notre Dame might have been the highlight of my whole day.  They will alight on your hand if you hold a piece of white bread between your fingers, but you have to beware of the pigeons which are not quite as cute as the sparrows.

Paris at night

Saying goodbye from the plane the next morning.

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