Category Archives: Paris

Arc de Triomphe

  Arc de Triomphe While in Paris, our hotel was under a 5 minute walk from the Arc de Triomphe so luckily we saw this gorgeous view a lot. The above photo was taken on our way out to dinner. I liked the shot and couldn’t decide on color vs. black and white, so there you […]

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Notre Dame de Paris

  Notre Dame de Paris   Although the gargoyles are Notre Dame’s main draw, the church interior is cavernous and majestic and certainly not to be missed! I took a couple quick snapshots of the stained glass windows during a walk around the pews. The church interior is accessible via the main entrance and although […]

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Eglise Sainte Chapelle

Eglise Sainte Chapelle In the heart of Paris, on the Ile de la Cite island, lies the Holy Chapel of Eglise Sainte Chapelle, a medieval Gothic chapel. The church was built sometime after 1239, commissioned by King Louis IX of France to house his Passion relics, among which included Christ’s Crown of Thorns. Sainte Chapelle […]

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Tuileries Picnic Lunch with Paul

Got hungry after walking around the Louvre and amazingly, there was a food cart of the Paul french bakery chain outside the museum grounds. I am a huge fan of Paul’s lunch special set (their pastries are amazing and the sandwiches hearty) so we picked up some quiches, baguettes and croissants for an impromptu picnic […]

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The Louvre

The Louvre is one of those museums that, even though you know you’ll never make it through the entire thing, you still go if only to peak inside. The museum is massive, housed in the Palais du Louvre (once the former fortress of kings until Louis XIV chose to relocate the monarchy seat to Versailles) and […]

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