Paris is always a good idea, isn’t it?! So, yeah for the last leg of our winter holidays Paris is the last destination, before we went back to London to catch our flight back home.
Since this is my third time in Paris, I didn’t feel the excitement was as big as when I touched down in Norway. Still, happy and blessed that I could re-visit Paris again. In my personal opinion Paris has changed a bit since the last time I was there. I didn’t know exactly what, maybe because we came from Norway where every thing is so clean, tidy, not too big city, and no traffic at all. When we landed in CDG airport, it took us almost 2 hours to get to our apartment in Montmartre. The traffic was so bad, it was around 7.30 in the evening. My husband and I joked that we were in Jakarta not in Paris! 🙂 And there were lots of army guards with big guns scattered around the city, they were everywhere. Made me feel a bit nervous, which was probably just because I’m a worried and paranoia type of person, in another word a bit psycho! 🙂
Anyhow, our apartment was just right near the Basilica de Sacré Coeur. It was handy, the next day we just walked and had our breakfast in one of hundreds cute café in the area with the Sacré Coeur as our view, how beautiful was that! I always love Sacré Coeur , the Basilica is just so pretty and the view from a top is just amazing!
One of the reasons we agreed to visit Paris again is because my children always wanted to see Paris, to see Eiffel Tower, and other tourist attractions that they always saw on the television or read about that. Otherwise, my husband and I would opt to go to Lyon or Bordeaux instead. Well, there’s always another time, hopefully! 🙂
While we were there, Paris was nice with temperature just around 6C and blue sky. Only one day we had a bit gloomy day and very cold. So, of course we went to see The Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, Palais Garnier, Musee d’Orsay, walked around Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and our neighborhood Montmartre, and just passed by Moulin Rouge, my children are way too young to see the show :p We took a hop on-hop off bus since Paris is a big city and to save our time so we could see more. The Boys loved it anyway….they always opted to sit up-stair in the open deck even though it was chilly and windy!
We had fun, we got lost (often), we ate crepes and croissant almost every day we were there, we walked a lot, we stopped at the irresistible cafes and patisseries just because, and I got chance to practice my rustic French again! 🙂 It’s hard not to be smitten by Paris. The city of love and light is one of the most enchanting in the world, but it also has a tendency to keep its best spots well hidden!
We only spent three days in Paris, and then from there we flew back to London for the next day we caught our very long-haul flight back to Australia! End of the holidays, back to the nitty-gritty of life!
Ajoutez deux lettres a Paris et c’est le paradis
Au revoir Paris!