Monday, April 25, 2016

Paris always a good idea


We arrived in Paris on Monday afternoon. A quick taxi ride to the hotel meant we were out and about exploring the city by 3pm.


We had the most delicious sandwiches and espressos before heading of to find the first shop on my list.


Sajou was more wonderful than the photos I had seen online. The assortment of threads, needles and notions was mind boggling for such a tiny space. I had so much fun poking around in every little jar, bin and drawer checking out all of the amazing selections. I did finally decide on a few purchases. I was attempting to pace myself as I had limited luggage space and I knew the temptations would only increase!


Another taxi ride just barely got us to our dinner cruise on time. We had a lovely dinner while we drifted down the Seine. Viewing the landmarks, monuments and bridges from the river is so stunning. I highly recommend this experience even if it does seem a bit 'touristy'. It was a great way to relax and sight see simultaneously.


The artwork on the bridges is breathtaking. No two are alike and they are each stunning. Seeing the carvings and paintings up close from underneath the bridges really increased my appreciation for the artwork that is so integrally a part of the construction. Every detail is beautiful.


After the dinner cruise we walked to the Eiffel Tower. Both my hubby and I have been to Paris several times individually and a couple of times together. So the typical attractions have already been visited, but we had not been to the top of the tower at night. Lucky for us, there was no line and we enjoyed every minute of our time looking out on the sights and just taking silly selfies.


We returned to the hotel to drink our complimentary champagne and eat the diving little chocolates that were left for us. I was totally smitten with the Hotel du Louvre and would stay there again! They are beginning a major renovation this summer and I do hope it doesn't lose it's charm.


This was the view from our room.

The weather couldn't have been better all day! It was cool and breezy, and while the Parisians were dressed in down coats and wool scarves, we were completely comfortable in our cotton shirts. LOL The day had been clear without any clouds and the almost full moon was stunning from the Eiffel Tower. I can't think of a single detail that could have been better.

And that was just the first day!
Diane


7 comments:

  1. What a blast!I loved Sajou!!

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  2. My signature is at the top of the Eiffel Tower!!! Glad your visit was enjoyable!

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  3. On holidays, Paris appears very romantic ! For quilters and embroiderers, Sajou is a reference ! :)

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  4. So much fun for you! Some day.....:)

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  5. So wonderful, lovely pictures.

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  6. I love hearing others travel stories. I haven't been to Paris but would like to. Your photos are great.

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  7. Next time you come (fingers crossed), I will show you another quilt shop in Paris!

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