Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Best Of Paris - And Points Beyond

If you've ever dreamed of going to Paris, we have two words of advice for you: "Do it!"
And do it as soon as you can.
Our trip to Paris was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.
So, why did it take us so long to make that dream come true? We're not quite sure. We'd been to London, Florence, Venice, Rome and every major city in the USA. But for one reason or another, Paris remained a "someday" adventure.
Until two weeks ago when that day came. And yes, we loved Paris right from the getgo. But we didn't stop there. We ventured beyond to Versailles, the French countryside, the champagne region and the Normandy beaches gobbling up huge portions of French life, food, customs and history along the way.
We've shown you some of the pictures.
But we've saved the very best for last.
So now -- take a look at the Very Best of Paris and Beyond and start planning your very own trip today:
The Seine.

Chagall ceiling, Paris Opera House.

Gilded ballroom, Paris Opera House.

The Grand Hotel.

Multi-flavored macaroons.

Sacre Coeur.

The Montmarte.

Arc de Triomphe. 

Steps, Napoleon's Tomb.

Napoleon's Tomb.

Always, ornamentation/


From the Eiffel.

Eiffel, straight up.

Le Louvre.

Venus di Milo. 

Light show. Every night, every hour.


Indoor shopping arcade.

Quintessential Paris.

Where Mumm stores its champagne.

Omaha Beach.

American cemetery, Normandy.

Oh, those details . . . .

Pointe du Hoc.

Pointe du Hoc.

Hall of Mirrors, Versailles. 
At a Paris street market.

Notre Dame, buttressed.

Luxembourg Gardens.

Pompidou Center.

Street scene, Chartres.

The vineyards, champagne region.

Mont Saint-Michel.

Versailles Gardens.

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