Friday, May 30, 2014

Holiday Recap: Paris!

I am going to apologize now, this post is long as far as photo content goes. And this is just a fraction of what my camera and phone holds! It was just so hard to only show a small share of the beauty I found in Paris, but I tried. 

Like London, everywhere you look there is something beautiful. It is a place I would love to live, if only for the baked goods alone! 4 days was hardly enough, but I know we will be back.


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My bestie, Alexis, (seen from behind in the bottom of this photo!) found us the cutest little hotel in the Latin Quarter. It is a really fun, vibrant area of the city and being only a few steps from the metro we were able to explore the city extremely well!
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I couldn't imagine sharing this trip with anyone else. THANK YOU ALEXIS!! 
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We spent a couple evenings with another couple who recently relocated from here in Edmonton to Paris that are good friends of Alexis and Tom, and that was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. They have the most adorable little apartment off the Champs Elysees and showed us some of the best sights.
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One of my favorite evenings was one we spent strolling the city on foot, stopping for drinks or food as needed as various wine bars and restaurants. We managed to cross this bridge and catch Notre Dame at sunset and it was magical.
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One thing I really loved was riding the metro. The stations all have little quirks and details that stole my heart, like these tile pillars.
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Or this pastel mosaic wall!


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Aren't those two lovebirds the cutest?

We spent one full day at Versailles and that was one of my most memorable experiences.
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I have always been slightly in love with Marie Antoinette and to actually see where she spent so much of her time was an awe inspiring experience.
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The extent of the gardens was mind blowing! It literally goes on and on and on.
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Petit Trianon was my favorite part of the day.
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As well as Marie Antoinette's tiny village.
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Paris, you definitely stole our hearts!
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Our travels didn't stop in Paris, we spent 4 glorious days there brushing up on our French before heading down south to Nice! Can't wait to show you the pastel rainbow of beauty there in my final vacation recap post!

7 comments:

Amanda said...

There are no words. Thank you for sharing these! You truly are such a lovely soul.

Rinako Camellia said...

Very lovely photos~ :) You are so pretty!

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Ashley Parrish said...

These are such great photos! My husband and I just visited Paris not too long ago, and it was the best! Seriously, such a beautiful place. So glad y'all had a blast!!

Erin said...

You should watch "Paris, je t'aime", your metro photos remind me so much of that movie!

Stacey said...

Paris is just beautiful, I really should go more since it's so close! I'd probably get fat from all the pastries I'd eat though haha!

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Hala said...

Can you share what hotel you guys stayed at? I love gathering Paris recommendations!

Elizabeth said...

Pretty garden, looks not realistic. Mmmm dreams.

 
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