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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Simple Parisian Things

My favorite memories in Paris were the simple ones.
Taking in historic buildings as we rode bikes around the city,
picnicking at a perfectly manicured park while watching the sunset,
or enjoying a glass of red wine with a view of the Eiffel Tower.

Our third day in Paris was filled with those types of memories, and a visit to the incredible Orsay Museum. It's funny, our time in Paris almost seems to mesh together in my head. I can't remember the exact order of what we did, or the names of all the places we visited, but I remember the feeling I had there, awe.

I have no clue what this place is called, but it was beautiful =P

Only in Paris do you see traffic lights for bicyclists. Did I mention I LOVE this city.

The Orsay Museum is absolutely stunning. It's in an train station, filled with art you learned about in school, and is absolutely worth a visit. Definitely one of my favorite museums in Europe.

Rue Cler is cutest little neighborhood, and we'd like to thank our buddy Rick Steves for recommending the place. =P Lined with little markets, cafes, and mom and pop shops that are dedicated to serving the very best local fare it's the perfect place to buy items for a picnic or have a light lunch and a glass of wine. LOVED it.

Jardin du Luzembourg or Luxembourg Garden in English is so picturesque. Perfectly manicured, with views of the Eiffel Tower, reclining chairs, and endless flowers made this one of my very favorite places in Paris.

Pontes de Arcs, I'm sure you've seen photos of this bridge before. It is incredible beautiful, especially at sunset and it's fun to check out the different locks on the bridge. I mean really, who wouldn't want to have a lock dedicated to their love for Leonardo DiCaprio. =P

That night Nadav and I grabbed a bottle of wine and headed to the Eiffel Tower to watch it light up at night. At first, we walked to the Champ du Mars, which is the not so little park like area right next to the Eiffel Tower. It was fun, until we realized that the guys walking around selling alcohol and souvenirs were obnoxious in that "we will keep bugging you every ten seconds until you change your mind and decide to buy something from us kinda way". It's unfortunate that that kinda thing happens in beautiful places, but alas, we decided to leave. 
We walked towards the Tour de Eiffel metro station with the intention of heading home, but found ourselves at the Jardin du Trocaderro, which in my opinion turned out to be the very best place to watch the Eiffel Tower light up. I guess things happen for a reason. ;)

Paris Paris Paris...
you are just too beautiful.


Anonymous said...

you are making me want to go to paris right now.

Brittany said...

These pictures! GAH!!! I'm dying with these.

Caroline said...

I'm going to Paris in two months, and boy are you making me excited! I'm giddy with anticipation :) Great blog, Tammy!

Anonymous said...

I went to Rue Cler because of Rick Steves too, and I loved it. Such a perfect spot to grab a meal and people watch!

Rachel said...

Oh my gorgeous! These pictures made me even more excited for my trip to Europe!!!!

Joy said...

I love all your pictures and especially the fact that you sound truly excited to be in Paris. I've always wanted to go, and seeing all of your pictures makes me smile and makes me hungry :p


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