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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Parisian Views and Macaroons

Our second day in Paris consisted of incredible views of the city, out of this world delicious macaroons, and art that made me giggle.

Did I mention I am obsessed with that place.
It's perfection.

Oh and just a little traveler tip, we both purchased the 4 day Paris Museum Pass for 54 euros each. The pass more than paid for itself and we were able to use it at almost every museum and monument we visited. As a pass holder you're also able many lines. I think it's definitely worth the money :)

Check out the colors of the trees behind me. I guess autumn hits Paris a little bit early... as in August early. Kinda awesome if you ask two San Diegans who experience two seasons. Summer and the occasional "winter" rain. =P
See that little star above? Rick Steves tells us that spot is considered the center of France, and Paris. "The point from which all distances are measured" Thanks Steve ;)

Notre Dame itself is a beautiful cathedral and obviously worth the visit. However, my favorite part was climbing to the top, standing next to a gargoyle, and taking in the views of the city below.

After getting our fill of Notre Dame it was time to head back to the Marais and visit the Pompidou Center. On our way we passed a beautiful little macaroon and dessert shop, which turned out to be Pierre Herme.
Once inside we purchased a few macaroons,
and I finally learned what those things are really supposed to taste like.

HOLY CRAP, those things were out of this world.
There were so many favors packed into each little bite of those things I didn't know what to do with myself.
I kinda felt like Violet Beauregarde from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory right before she blew up into a big blueberry ;)

Point is, if you're in Paris stop at Pierre Herme. You will thank me!

After recovering from our life changing macaroon experience we visitied the Pompidou Center. A modern art museum with incredible views of the city. It has some really beautiful artwork, and also some artwork that you know, makes you confused or laugh really really hard. =P
Ohhh, modern art.

Either way, it's definitely worth a visit.

I know, I know it's called art, butttt there's something about art that consists of a small room packed with insulation and one single grand piano that made me laugh. hard. =P

The view from the top of the Pompidou Museum at sunset, stunning right? Take me back... please.

Oh just your typical Parisian dinner, at a relaxed cafe in the Marais. #Dying

Hope you have a good day :)


Brittany said...

Again, I spend my afternoon living vicariously through your pictures. *sigh*

ashley knezevich said...

WOW that food looked amazing! And those macaroons?! Yeeeesh! Love the pictures with the Eiffel Tower in the back ground ... kinda crazy how overpowering/large yet delicate that structure looks!

My Life as Whitney said...

Gorgeous! Everything looks fabulous!

Simply Evani said...

If that's typical Parisian food, I need to hop on a plane today!

Robyn said...

I live Paris, not for the museums but just the ambience and beauty of the streets- love it! Great photos if the building tops!

Robyn said...

Love, not live! I would love to live I. Paris though!!!

Anonymous said...

I always go to Laduree in Paris - gotta try Pierre Herme next time!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

All of that food looks amazing. I'm so jealous that you got to go inside the cathedral. When I was there we couldn't go inside.

Jenna said...

Scrolled through, all of your Paris photos, they were all lovely! ps your hair color is gorgeous.


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