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je t’aime paris (Part 1)

Bonjour, comment ca va?  Ca va Bien, Aujourd’hui, c’est vendredi.

This time last year I was gallivanting through Europe with my favorite human; eating baguettes, pain au chocolat and fromage, basically falling in love with the European way of life.  Today, I am taking a trip down memory lane and sharing part one of my photo diary with you all.

The week spent in Paris was like a dream.  Paris is the definition of je ne sais quoi, it’s full of simple as well as opulent elegance and undefinable grace.  The Parisians are some of the loveliest people I’ve ever met. They were all willing to help us learn phrases in French and give us directions.

Let’s start with pictures of the Eiffel Tower…

The most perfect view of the Eiffel Tower can be found from the Place du Trocadero

The most perfect view of the Eiffel Tower can be found from the Place du Trocadero

This is my favorite picture...

This is my favorite picture…

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We walked from the 6th. I recall that we had gotten lost briefly and then out of nowhere we looked up and there she was. My heart stopped beating for a second when I first saw her. (It was either from the sheer beauty of the tower, or my body telling me to take it easy on the carbs…)

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It was the most perfect October day. The sky was clear and it felt more like Spring than it did Fall.

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Daydream Believer… <3

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No caption needed. The mister has jokes.

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This picture was snapped moments before a crazy clown tried to extort us for 10 Euros...

This picture was snapped moments before a crazy clown tried to extort us for 10 Euros…

Champs-Élysées

Okay, I know I won’t make a lot of friends by saying this, but Avenue des Champs-Élysées was my least favorite area of the city.  Its the Time Square of Paris, but to be fair, I did not really give the area much of a chance.  Parts of the 8th arrondissement were charming and I wish I had explored it a bit more, but I became instantly overwhelmed by the amount of people.  Our dream is to spend Christmas in Paris one of these years. I would love to see this area lit-up with Christmas lights.

The Arc de Triumph is located at the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle. It is there to honor those who fought and died in the Napoleonic Wars.

The Arc de Triumph is located at the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle. It is there to honor those who fought and died in the Napoleonic Wars.

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All the heart emoji’s

Le Jardin de Luxembourg

Le Jardin du Luxembourg

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We had stopped at a boulangerie and picked up some brunch items for a little picnic at the garden.

We had stopped at a boulangerie and picked up some brunch items for a little picnic at the garden. Hat (similar): J. Crew ; Cape (similar): Loft

 

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Hat (similar): J. Crew ; Cape (similar): Loft ; Chambray: J. Crew

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Pont Alexandre III

This is my favorite bridge in the city.  The gilded, ornate and extravagant detail of the bridge is breathtaking.

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That scarf, tho

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Etcetera…

This includes various pictures of Notre Dame, the Seine and architecture of the city.

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Wow, that was a lot of pictures.  Stay tuned, there will be more to come.

au revoir mon amour!

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