Our French Vacation, part 2

Jason and I both loved Paris.  We were there from Tuesday-Sunday and Jason was a rock star in getting us around on the subway. 

Our first stop was one of the most visited cemeteries in the world, Pere-Lachaise Cemetery.  I don’t want to sound too terribly weird, but this was such a cool place and it is a who’s who of famous people. Loved it.

 

And we made the requisite trip to the Eiffel Tower, but we did not wait in line to go to the top.

We took a wonderful boat ride down the Seine River.  We were able to see much of the beautiful architecture of the city.

We both love museums, so on Wednesday we headed to the Louvre and saw the famous Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo. etc.  My favorite part of any art museum are the sculptures.

We took a short break from the Louvre and walked to Sainte-Chapelle, a church built in the 1240’s.  It has the most gorgeous windows I’ve ever seen.  Each panel tells a story of the Bible and the whole Bible is in there.

The next morning we headed to Versailles.

And Notre Dame, which was more impressive than I imagined.

We spent Friday at the French Open, where Eric and Virginie met up with us.  This is Jason and me after we had been baking in the sun all day.

On Saturday the four of us went to Centre Pompidou, a modern art museum.  It was hit or miss.  They have a fabulous exhibit there right now, Dreamlands, but it’s permanent collection was more disturbing than anything.  But hey, we were with friends 🙂

We headed to a great place to view the city, Sacre-Coeur Basilica and the Montmartre area.

We spent Friday and Saturday nights in the Latin Quarter which was an area full of restaurants, bars, and life!  Loved it. 

Thanks for travelling along with us to Paris.  Here’s one last picture of us in Versailles hall of mirrors.

18 thoughts on “Our French Vacation, part 2

  1. Bumbles says:

    That last photo is very cute.

    And you aren’t weird – I always seek out old cemetaries. My mother used to bring my brother and I to them when we were little to take rubbings of all the cool, old headstones – cemetaries are like art museums themselves.

    I’m glad you had such a great trip. I guess you didn’t manage to stuff Rafa in your suitcase since I saw him win the tournament yesterday ;0)

  2. jennygirl says:

    You guys had such a great trip! I think you did the right thing with the boat trip becasue you get to see more and get the feel of the city. Everything was just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing Stacy!!!

  3. Margot says:

    Thanks for sharing your Paris trip with us. It’s all so beautiful. I especially enjoyed those stained glass windows. I would probably just sit in there for hours.

  4. Janet says:

    You did a great job of giving us the feel of France, without all of the travel hassles! Thanks – I really enjoyed all of your pictures. I am so happy that you and Jason were able to go.

  5. virginie says:

    I just love that picture of the two f you. And the one of jason is really nice too.
    Virginie.
    Thank again for coming to see us!
    Virginie

  6. Louise says:

    Wow, you’ve been travelling 🙂 Welcome back. Love your pics. I’ve only visited Paris once myself, even though I am less than a couple of hours by plane from there. When I visited I also went to Versailles and LOVED it. That is a place I’d like to see again. Seems like you had a great time.

  7. Wrighty says:

    Your photos are amazing!! It looks like you had a wonderful time. Sorry to hear you weren’t feeling well and I hope that goes away. (The little darling will be worth it!) 🙂

  8. Bonnie says:

    It sounds and looks like you had a fabulous trip! Paris is such a wonderful city. My favorite area was Montmarte and a picture I took there is my blog header picture. Fabulous pictures!

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