Friday, December 19, 2014

Paris, France - Honeymoon

Paris - city of lights, city of love, city of romance - people have such wonderful things to say about this city, and I have to admit, it's all true. I've been yearning to pay Paris a visit for a while now, and although My Husband (as of last month!) has offered to take me there for vacation, I've rejected his kind offer because I wanted to save my first visit to this place for something special - our honeymoon :)

Paris has lived up to all my expectations - the food, the romance, the beautiful architecture on every corner I turned - this city is so enchanting. And in December! I am terribly fearful of the cold, but I survived my five days of December in this city. The temperature each day was no more than 40ish degrees (Fahrenheit)! I consider ourselves to be quite lucky because it didn't really rain all that much - and even when it did and I was freezing, it was still all worth it.

Anyhow, I realize I have been lazy about posting on this blog. I am going to turn over a new leaf because I am truly looking forward to documenting our entire honeymoon trip. I will write and My Husband will take the photographs. Without further ado, some pictures from our first day in the city of lights:

We took the RER B and switched to the metro to our hotel in the 7th arrondissement. Our hotel was about a 15 minute walk from the Eiffel Tower. 

Loved the balcony that came with our room. Seems like balconies are a huge thing in Paris. 

After we settled down, we strolled around our neighborhood and stumbled upon the musee l'armee (army museum), which wasn't too far from our hotel - about a 10 minute walk. We decided to pay a visit. 

Inside of the dome church is the tomb of Napoleon. 

Outside of the dome church - a courtyard that extends to all other exhibitions of the museum.

Night fell by the time we finished touring the exhibitions.

It rained and it was cold, but it felt so wonderful. I was prepared because I remembered to pack us an umbrella :)

With no game plan, we continued walking and discovered Rue Cler - a street full of shops and restaurants. After a fourteen hour flight (our plane got delayed), we were feeling very tired, so we walked into the first restaurant we saw and ordered away - 

Onion soup, oysters (I read that it's a big hit for the French during Christmas), moules-frites (mussels and fries) and confit de canard (duck confit). Again, the French lived up to expectations - very flavorful and delicious. The oysters were from three French places that our waiter recommended (and I can't remember and pronounce), but so-very-fresh! Overall, this French meal (actually, all of our meals in Paris) beat any French restaurant or bistro we've had in the states. 

The view from outside of our hotel. Cold and tired, we went back to our hotel for a good night rest. 

Not in Paris anymore, but will continue to update. Please stay tuned!

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