Weekend in Paris

February 22, 2011 2 Comments A+ a-

Just back from a quick weekend in Paris with my sister, Donna. We rented a lovely two-bedroom apartment in the 14th arrondissement just a 3 block walk from the Denfert-Rochereau Metro/RER stop. It was perfectly situated at the end of Rue Daguerre, which is open only to pedestrian traffic. Lined with a few cafes, a boulangerie, patisseries, and a fromagerie, this street is sort of a spontaneous  supermarket, as well as a great location for our weekend.

We did a few of the hotspots: Eiffel Tower (twice!) Sacre Coeur, Place du Tertre, Musee d' Orsay, and Saint Michel.  Here are some pics from the weekend:

Eiffel Tower
Donna holding up Tour Eiffel 


Metro station

St. Michel

Musee d' Orsay

A former train station, the architectural detail of the
museum is simply stunning!

I love this detail!

Isn't this clock gorgeous?

I loved this ballroom in the museum,
especially the light fixtures.

Chandelier and swag from below--so pretty!

Shopping at Galleries Lafayette

The dome at Galleries Lafayette

Scenes from our weekend neighborhood.

Our neighborhood

This "bucket" holds sausages and vegetables-you
can get a "to go" meal.

Back to the Eiffel Tower

Sacre Coeur

Artist at work.



Notre Dame

More neighborhood pics

A weekend is never long enough in Paris!


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February 23, 2011 at 8:43 PM delete

I was happy to see that you had a new blog post... and about PARIS!

Thanks for the wonderful photos. Made me homesick. I miss Paris and we hope to sail back to France sometime in the near future. We plan to stop by the French islands this summer.

So glad you enjoyed Paris. I can't believe you did so much in a weekend.

All the best from the Caribbean!
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February 23, 2011 at 10:01 PM delete

This post made me homesick too!

You stayed not far from where I've stayed the last two times I'm been. I miss it so much, so ready too go back. I'm trying to convince my fiancee that we should go back for our honeymoon.

Love the pictures, thanks so much for sharing!