Paris in Pictures

We’re almost done. But don’t be sad. My favorite city is up today: Paris! It was HOT in Paris. Really hot. Like 104 degrees (40 celsius). We’re from Florida so normally we can deal with heat. But Florida has air-conditioning. Paris does not. Paris also has a really crowded metro with no ventilation. But we spent a lot of time in museums with the amazing Paris Museum Pass so that helped.

Despite the heat, I loved our stay in Paris. I loved everything about the city. I would move there in a heartbeat if I could. Sadly, my extensive knowledge of ballet terms (my only French) was not very helpful.


The Louvre (we had to leave quickly – I couldn’t take the crowds or the vastness. I preferred Musée de l’Orangerie and the Musée d’Orsay)

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe



Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower (Do you know how HUGE this is? I didn’t. It is BIG.)


Sacré-Coeur (+ we had a wonderful view of this from our room)

Eiffel Tower at Night

Sparkly Eiffel Tower at Night

Notre Dame

Notre Dame


Versailles (I was a bit disappointed honestly – too many palaces by this point I think.)

If you missed it: Athens, Rome, Florence, Venice, Vienna, Prague, and Munich.

The next post will be London. Hope you are still enjoying these.

10 thoughts on “Paris in Pictures

  1. zibilee August 25, 2011 / 9:21 am

    You know, even in the photos, you can tell it was hot out there. Something about how bright the sky was and how the clouds were absent. I love getting a peek at these places through your incredible photography. All the images are so clean and well composed. Great photos!


    • Michelle August 25, 2011 / 11:56 am

      I can’t take all of the credit. Ben took a lot of the pictures (although I jazz them up before posting them here).


  2. Ti August 25, 2011 / 10:03 am

    Gorgeous photos!! That one of the Eiffel Tower all lit up? Soooo pretty!


  3. Sandy August 25, 2011 / 12:00 pm

    I have never been to Paris! I realize this is a major problem…I cannot go through life without seeing it. I’ve done Nice, but totally not the same thing. These pictures are amazing. I can just imagine the wine and the cheese!


  4. Jen - Devourer of Books August 25, 2011 / 1:14 pm

    I LOVE the Musée d’Orsay. When I was there we also visited Sacre Coeur a bunch, which was very cool.


  5. Michelle August 25, 2011 / 8:19 pm

    Oooohhhh, pretty! 🙂 I’ve never been there, but I so want to now!


  6. Debbie Rodgers August 26, 2011 / 10:45 am

    No air-conditioning in that kind of heat! Is it because they don’t often have those kinds of temps, or because of the cost of electricity (which I know is astronomical in Europe)?

    Great pictures, btw – thanks for sharing


  7. Bina August 27, 2011 / 1:30 pm

    Those pics look wonderful! I want to go to Paris but I really want to wait until my Frnech is better 😀


  8. Michelle September 11, 2011 / 12:39 pm

    You take such beautiful pictures! I know they aren’t the same as being there in person but at least you have some great reflections to look back on.


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