Vacances de la Toussaint: Paris

Hi followers – so, if you haven’t figured it out already, I’m not a huge fan of this blogging thing. I keep a journal, I post the occasional picture on Facebook, and I’m always snapchatting fun events, so updating this blog seems to be the last thing I think about. But don’t lose faith – I haven’t completely forgotten about it!

I got back from my Toussaint vacation on October 28th, so it only took me another 3 weeks to get my thoughts and pictures sorted to post…Anyways, this post is probably going to be filled with more pictures than words, just because I think they can speak better about my experience. So here goes:

 

20 October 2016 – 23 October 2016: Paris

The first stop on my nine day trip was Paris. On the morning of the 20th, I took a bus from Barcelonnette to Digne-les-Bains, then a bus form there to Nice, and then a TGV from Nice to Paris. The journey took about 12 hours. During my stay in Paris, I walked around both the Montparnasse and Pere Lachaise Cemeteries, explored the Latin Quartier and Sorbonne University, visited the Notre Dame and the Sacre Coeur, spent an evening in the Louvre, went for a run around the Eiffel Tower, and climbed to the top of Montparnasse Tower, where I had a view of the entire city – among other things. Here are some of my favorite shots from the city of love:

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Street Performer near the Notre Dame

 

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The Louvre Pyramid – it wasn’t until I saw this that I felt the reality of being in Paris

 

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I know everyone’s got one but…my picture of the Mona Lisa. TBH the crowd around the painting kind of ruined the experience for me.

 

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A cute English bookstore in the Latin Quarter where I found a used copy of the second book in the Millennium series 🙂

 

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Made it to the Arc de Triomphe just before dark

 

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And then it got dark.

 

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Interesting tombstone in Montparnasse Cemetery

 

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View of Paris from the Sacre Coeur

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****LONDON AND AMSTERDAM: Coming soon****

 

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