Saturday, September 27, 2008

C&C in Paris

Carrie & I just returned from our trip to Paris this past week. We enjoyed our fair share of pastries, sweets and crepes in our short time there. We stayed in the Montparnasse neighborhood but explored many of the Parisen neighborhoods via Metro and foot. We packed a lot of sightseeing into a short amount of time, but the time we spent wandering along the streets of Paris and the enjoying the local foods were probably the most favorite parts of our visit. 
Ahh...Paris along the Seine!
Our first tourist stop off of the Metro was a visit to Notre Dame. Cassie in front of Notre Dame.
The Pont Alexander Bridge which is quite regal. 
One of the beautiful flower stands along the streets of Paris.
An afternoon stop at a cafe for yet another cafe au lait....
Carrie in front of the Place de la Concorde Fountain near the Opera Quarter. 
Carrie with her nutella crepe - yum!
The view of the Eiffel Tower at night as we approached it up close before going on the Seine River cruise. 
We took a river boat cruise along the Seine River one evening. 
Here we are listening to the river cruise commentary as we ride along (in about 6 different languages!).
Carrie (standing in the middle of the Champs de Elysees!) and in front of the Arc De Triomphe for a photo.
Our delicious breakfast each day of croissants, un cafe creme, and orange juice. Probably not the most well-balanced meal, but it was sure tasty.
The famous Laduree on the Champs de Elysees. We went there to see the original store and also to enjoy their delicious french macaroons.  
The beautiful assortment of french macaroons on display at Laduree. We enjoyed some of the vanilla (my personal favorite), chocolate, pistachio, and cafe flavored macaroons. It is actually interesting to learn that once these macaroons are cooked and filled, they are put aside for 2 days before they are sold in the store, in order to achieve their best flavor. 
A beautiful view of the Seine and the fall colors from a bridge along our travels. 
The pretty fall colored leaves around the city.
We wandered around the Ile Saint Louis neighborhood and stopped at the main location of Berthillon. This shop is supposed to have the best ice cream in Paris. 
And so, we tried two kinds. Carrie had coffee (cafe) ice cream and I had chocolate. 

Carrie with the Eiffel tower in the distance - a photo taken near Rue Cler after we did some market shopping there. 
Cassie on the Seine with the Eiffel Tower in the background.
It's au revoir to Paris and time to pack for our next trip...we are off to Dublin tomorrow morning. Scott, sadly, has to work so it is another girl's trip ahead. 

1 comment:

Christine said...

Hey Cassie: I am so glad you are doing one of the best things about living in the UK....traveling to nearby countries!! I've been trying to reach you. Drop me a note: chrisbadowski@yahoo.com