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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

paris part 1


When we arrived in Paris, I felt like I was home.  I definitely still felt like a cultural outsider, but something about the city just felt right.  I was happy to discover that Paris lived up to all of its hype as the city of lights, the city of romance, etc.  The four days we spent here were so wonderful.  I may already be saving my pennies for a return trip.  Maybe. 


During our first 24 hours in Paris, we checked into our adorable hotel in the Marais neighborhood: Hotel Jeanne D'Arc ... 


relaxed in our room ...


walked around our neighborhood and made a tough decision about which delicious cafe to go to for dinner ...


enjoyed an evening stroll on the Ile de la Cite and took pictures of Notre Dame ...


found Paris' first hospital across the street from Notre Dame ...


took a morning stroll through the Bastille Wednesday morning market ...



practiced my French and had my first Nutella crepe of the trip ...


planned our Metro routes ...


explored a local church with connections to the Jesuit order ...



and made a donation to "les pauvres de la paroisse."  

We were just gearing up for all the walking and site seeing we would do during the French leg of our journey.  Check back later today for sights from our favorite walking tour of the city! 

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