Thursday, June 14, 2018

Paris by Storm withTricia and My mom

My mom and dad surprised Tricia with a girl's trip to come and see me in Basel, and we had an amazing time.  I am glad they came!  

We took a ton of pictures, but here is our time in Paris which we spent a few days.  IT was lovely to see it with these two women - no kids in tow.  We strolled and ate good food and didn't worry about having to keep track of anyone but ourselves.  We had a marvelous time.

We got off the plane, dumped our bags at the hotel, and headed to an outdoor cafe near by.  There is no better way to start Paris than with pastries and coffee.

Petite Palace in Paris  - It is free to go in and look around

This is where Napoleon is Buried

Egyptian Obilisk. Several thousand years old. And it sits in the square where Marie Antoinette was beheaded

Arc de Triomphe

The Thinker

Notre Dame

Rose Window in Notre Dame


Little Mona

Winged Victory

Venus de Milo - yes the real one

We took a dinner cruise on the Sienne and it was amazing.  Food was delicious and we had the best time

Yes - there is another Statue of Liberty. The maker is actually from Colmar, France (we have seen his house). This version is quite small, but stands on the Seine

From the cruise

This is the view from our hotel. It was awesome to see that each evening

View from the top of the Eiffel Tower

Pictures do not do it justice how big it is

There is a huge park between the Arc and the Louvre. We pulled up a chair, put our feet up and enjoyed the sunshine

Moulin Rouge in Montmartre. (sorry, but worst movie musical ever)

Sacre-Coeur Basillica

Versailles Palace

See all of those people? They are in line to get into Versailles. (we had taken a tour). Those people are going to stand there for 3 hours before they even get inside.

Garden of Versailles

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