Germany Trip – Part 2 – A Paris Excursion

Our second vacation week took us on a four day excursion to Paris. It was super fun to have my parents with us on the trip. Lots of memories were made. {Read more about our Germany trip here.}

We got up bright and early to catch a train from Aalen to Stuttgart.

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Then we took the TGV (high speed train) from Stuttgart to Paris.

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We arrived at our hotel a little after noon. A perfect location, right across the street from a Metro station.

We had a blast navigating the city on the metro. We didn’t lose anyone :-) and became masters of the quick entries and exits.

 

Our first stop – the Eiffel Tower, of course. We climbed 669 steps to the 2nd level. Was quite the workout, but totally worth the view.

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Paris

 

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We saw all the pretty post cards of the Eiffel tower at night and decided to come back in the evening. It was absolutely worth it!

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At 10pm it even started to sparkle. {Sorry about the sideways view.}

 

The Notre Dame Cathedral was awe inspiring.

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We were greeted with ringing bells…

and singing inside the cathedral.

A closer look at the stained glass windows.

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Paris

 

We spent an entire day in the Louvre. There was so much to see and we have so many pictures, it was hard to decide what to post. So, here are some of my favorites.

The ancient Egypt exhibit was extensive and fascinating. I’ve always wanted to visit there, but probably won’t get there anytime soon.

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Paris

Mesopotamia

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The Code of Hamurabi

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Countless Greek and Roman statues

Napoleon III apartment located in the Richelieu wing of the Louvre.

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Paris

 

The Arc de Triomphe and a stroll down Champs-Elysees.

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On a couple of days we stopped to eat lunch at a Parisian park. The flower beds were gorgeous.

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Paris

 

Here’s the little restaurant we had dinner at every evening. A very pleasant experience!

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Well, that’s all folks. I hope you enjoyed the pictures of our Paris stay. It truly was a memorable experience and one we won’t soon forget!

 

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