I don’t know about you, but when my husband mentioned the word Paris a month ago, I jumped with delight! New Year in Paris! A surprise which furthermore added twinkles in the eyes of our kids who dreamed of traveling to a country where everybody spoke french!…
Few days after Christmas, off we flew 2.800 km to the city of lights. The weather was stable, no rain and few clouds! The city was packed with people who apparently had the same idea! Spending few days in Paris! People standing in line for hours to visit monuments, museums, restaurants and movie theaters…Amazingly patient and still smiling after more than an hour of waiting!
The city is precious to visit. Transportation is easy by metro, RER and busses. Nevertheless, you end up walking a lot, underground, and taking many stairs! Great work out!
The list of things we saw is endless.. Here are some snapshots.. I hope you will enjoy looking at them…
Mini Eiffel Tours
L’Arc de Triomphe by night…
The real Eiffel Tower
Another stunning vision of the tower, all twinkly
Pretty church in pretty streets
lovely shop decoration
around the corner…
some Christmas deco at Grand Palais
lots of candy at Le Marche de Noel, by Les Champs Elysees
La Grande Roue with a beautiful view of Paris
the view from UP
more gorgeous view
Paris roof tops & Sacre Coeur
an amazed daughter…
very plump birds of Paris!
pretty french door
a well deserved rest at Petit Palais (walking in Paris can be exhausting!)
Jardin des plantes with its fabulous collection of greenery
La geode and its 7 dimensional movie theater
“I smoke outside but drink inside!”
Lovely metro signs
Ice skating at Grand Palais! What a treat!
New Year at Les Champs Elysees (the biggest crowd ever!)
preparing for a crazy night (every shop closed at 6pm that evening and closed their front window with wood!)
Happy New Year to all… May 2013 be rich in peace, growth, health, and humanity…