Goodbye France| Travel Tuesday

Well, I have finally gotten to the last of my France photos. I have had so much fun sharing them with you, and thanks so much to all of you that have stopped me or emailed me to tell me how much you liked them. It really was a fabulous trip, a trip that I hope I get to make again I had high expectations, I mean it was FRANCE after all, but it was so amazing and one of the few fabulous trips that I want to make again–and soon!

On our last day in Paris we went to the Arc de Triomphe. It wasn’t on my must do list, but we decided to check it out anyway, because I wanted to walk along the Champs Elysees.

We watched from the bottom for a bit and then bit the bullet and decided to buy tickets to walk up the many stairs to the top.

It wasn’t cheap, and I don’t really like heights, but the view from the top was one of the highlights of the trip.

Next time I need to figure out to get onto that garden top for a drink with my view.

Then while strolling along the Champs Elysees we cam upon a huge line. Turns out the line was for an Abercrombie & Fitch that had just opened it’s first store in France.

The Musee de L’Orangerie was a totally random discovery that was also a highlight. While in Paris we bought these museum passes that let us into all of the museums. So, after doing quite a bit of walking we were in need of a bathroom and as we were looking for a public restroom we saw the Orangerie. Using our “pass” we went in, found the restrooms, but decided to make a quick run through the museum before leaving. What a good decision by us! The Orangerie houses 8 of Monet’s water lily paintings. It was so peaceful that next time I think I will bring a book and spend the afternoon sitting in the round rooms that hold the paintings.

My view while sitting in the park after the Orangerie.

I wanted to get some coffee here, but it was packed, and the coffee while already expensive all over France was really crazy expensive here. What would Hemingway have thought I wonder.

Someday I think I will have to live there so that I can take advantage of all of the goodies I saw in the shop windows.

On our last night we walked along the Seine watching the boats. On a pedestrian bridge close to our hotel, the Pont des Arts, there were all sorts of locks that had intials engraved on them.

Thanks for following along. I’ll leave you with a lovely cell phone image. And, if you ever get the chance to go to France–it will be worth it.

A bientot !

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