Paris, je t’aime

June 29, 2018 at 2:00 AM

Visiting Paris

If you are traveling and are not flexible with dates (for let’s say, a wedding) booking last minute flights gets tricky. Luckily, Ian is travel savvy and noticed our flights would be significantly cheaper if we flew back to the US out of Paris. Ian and I both have been to Paris multiple times, but we had never experienced the city together. So I jumped at the chance to end our whirlwind adventure in the city of love.

Over the years Ian and I had checked off the major tourist sights, but Versailles was still on his list. Gardens being one of my major weaknesses, it didn’t take much to persuade me to make another trip out to the château. Due to the late arrival of our flight, we didn’t make it out to Versailles until noon and were thrusted into a mob of tourists flocking the entrance gates. After the chaos of getting into the grounds we were able to take a breath and enjoy our surroundings. My favorite spots have been and will always be the hall of mirrors and the queen’s hamlet.

Visiting Paris

Visiting Paris

Visiting Paris

The following day we chose to keep it low-key. We started the day walking down the cobbled streets to grab a crêpe and enjoy a view of the Eiffel Tower. Even though it was early, the city was bustling with people. We were able to find a quiet bench near the Seine and took a moment to soak in our surroundings. I could have sat there all day looking at the view, but we wanted to make the most of our last day!

Visiting Paris

Visiting Paris

Visiting Paris

A quick metro ride later, we were strolling down the charming streets of Île Saint-Louis. We were told we had to try the ice cream at Berthillon Glacier and everyone was right! It was some of the best ice cream we had ever had!

Visiting Paris

Visiting Paris

Once we finished our ice cream we walked to the Jardin du Luxembourg to relax and listen to an orchestra preformance. Time slipped away from us as we sat under the trees in the garden and all of a sudden evening approached. We took the metro back to our hotel to freshen up before heading out to a cafe to eat dinner and watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle at dusk.

Visiting Paris

Visiting Paris

Paris has always held a special place in my heart and I was over the moon that I got to experience it with Ian. During my previous trips, I would daydream about returning with my future husband. Therefore, to be able to walk down the street hand in hand with Ian filled me with butterflies. Sometimes dreams really do come true.

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