I will admit I was a bit skeptical going to Paris. I anticipated that the French would be snooty, and that Paris would be dirty. Instead, I found the French extremely congenial (Note 2: all stereotypes I thought applied to the French turned out to be Italian - see posts about Rome) and Paris to be snowy, but very very classy.
|The view from my room in Paris|
We visited a ridiculous number of sites in 3 days in Paris including:
|Musee D'Orsay - home to many famous Impressionist paintings. I actually liked it better than the Louvre!|
|It's actually a converted railway station|
|Arc de Triomphe! Including some spectacular view...|
|...looking down the Champs de Elysee once the snow melted...|
|...and at the Eiffel Tower!|
|Sainte Chapelle with it's amazing stained glass windows!|
|The Louvre! Where it is really fun to play copy cat of...|
|And Roman gods! Note: I have no idea who this girl is and she definitely has no relation to the individual with whom I have an undisclosed relationship|
|La Place de la Concorde, where the guillotine stood during the French Revolution. Fun Fact: The top of the obelisk marks the height from which the blade dropped.|
My companion was invaluable. Getting us around on the Paris Metro, speaking French, and sharing tons and tons of fun facts. Whoever this individual is, I highly recommend her as a Parisian travel guide!