Monday, September 03, 2007

Paris Pictures!

Here are the highlights and pictures from our Paris trip. Items with a "*" were the favourite place I'd visited that day.

Day 1

Fly to Paris! We stayed at the Hilton that was about 1.5 blocks from the Eiffel Tower, so you'll be seeing lots of Eiffel Tower pics.

Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Tombeau de Napoleon
  • Musée National Picasso - not that I don't appreciate the artwork, but I will never in a million years understand abstract and modern art.
  • * Musée Carnavalet - What I really liked the most about this museum is that it's in two large houses. I really like experiencing what it may have been like living in Paris as a rich person many, many decades ago. The little gardens around the houses were also quite nice. The artwork and objects are also of some interest as it outlines the history of Paris. Best of all, this museum was free! The neighbourhood in which it's situated in is also nice (Marais district)
  • Avenue des Champs-Élysées
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Le Tour Eiffel
Day 5
* Chateau de Versailles - Main Chateau - There is no way you can spend just one day here, which is why we decided to go back a second day.

Day 6
* Chateau de Versailles - Versailles Garden and Marie Antoinette Estates - The gardens were my favourite part of the entire place, and we got to see the fountains when they were turned on (they play Classical music through hidden speakers while the fountains are on - very elegant). I would have loved to bring a row boat out onto the Grand Canal, or to even walk around it to see how long it would have taken to walk around it. It was truly the nicest park I've ever seen or been to.

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9
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Clip of the fountains at Versailles


Torie and Erik said...

Sigh, the fountains are so awesome. You guys were busy! Glad you had a good trip, and it was great meeting you! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys,
Looks like you had fun. I guess you went with some extended family members? I only regret not being able to go to Les Catacombs when I was there...some lame thing about it being too cold or water logged down there at that time of year.


Ms.Smarties said...

Looks like you had a great time! Happy anniversary!