Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Un jour à Paris

The week long travel schedule only allowed for a day and a half in Paris. A part of me wishes we could have stayed longer, the part of me that didn't see the massive crowds that overtake the city in the summer. The first night we arrived, we went straight to dinner and then directly to Laduree (first of many trips there) for some delish macaroons and ate next to the Eiffel Tower.

The ladies at dinner

Goodies of Laduree!

Nicole and her macaroon

The Eiffel Tower at night

The next day we ventured to Versailles , the former home of Louis XIV to walk around and see the beautiful gardens. We got up early and went about a half hour outside of Paris to spend the morning there.

Front of Versailles

Versailles

The mirror room

Me in the garden of Versailles

After spending the morning at Versailles, we went back into Paris and decided to have a picnic underneath the Eiffel Tower. After stopping at all the different markets, we grabbed a spot and relaxed the rest of the afternoon enjoying the warm weather.

Nicole enjoying the picnic

The best.lunch.ever.

The lady

For dinner (everything revolves around food! I've been living in Italy too long) Whitney took us to one of her favorite places she used to go to when she lived in Paris. Right off the area around Notre Dame, is a little whole-in-the-wall restaurant (whose name I can't for the life of me remember) where we had Raquelette (my new favorite thing) So easy and so good!

Nicole demonstrates the instruments for dinner

Yum!

Absolutely delish!

The next morning we had a few hours before we had to head to the airport so we went and had another round at Laduree and hit up Fauchon for some Parisian goodies to bring back to Italy. A few best of the rest...

Breakfast!

Inside Fauchon

To the Louvre!

Au revoir Paris


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5 comments:

Little Ms Blogger said...

Sounds like a great day and a half - plus it looks like you had amazing weather from the pics.

Emily Marie said...

Very cool! You did everything I would have recommended in "my" beautiful city (Macarons, Raclette, Picnic...). Glad you had a good time!

Em and GC said...

@Little Ms Blogger- We did! It's amazing what you can pack into a day!

Em and GC said...

@Emily Marie- Paris is an amazing city, if not just for the macaroons alone ;)

Carla Young said...

Looks like you had fun!
The Eiffel Tower is my favourite spot to picnic.
I'm so jealous that y'all went to Ladouree, I've wanted to try their macaroons forever.

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