This was my first time in Paris, and I loved every minute of it! The first day we got in we were jet-lagged pretty bad. We still managed to walk around and, after a much needed nap, we made it to our belated birthday dinner. This was my first time eating at a Michelin Star resturant and we got the whole French dining experience! We quickly found out that French chefs take great pride in their work. Our dinner was served in small portions over the course of several hours. I found the experience of eating slowly to be relaxing and enjoyable, of course the amazing taste didn’t hurt.
After getting a good night sleep, we were ready to see what Paris had to offer! We took the metro to The Palace of Versailles. After waiting in line for a couple hours, we finally made it past the golden gates to the inside! There wasn’t a single inch of the palace that wasn’t filled with lavish decor.
Outside were the Gardens of Versailles. We didn’t get to stay long due to rain but I’m glad we got to see the perfectly landscaped garden.
Going to the Eiffel Tower was a must. Nothing felt more “Paris” than seeing the Eiffel Tower. Lance and I rode the elevator up to the top of it. It may have been really chilly and windy but being at the top of the monument was something I’ll never forget.
I couldn’t stop taking pictures of random doors in Paris. I just loved how gorgeous they were.
We got to spend the day with Lance’s parents one day and go to The Arc de Triomphe. The weather was raining off and on but we still made it to the top. We walked up a tall, narrow, winding staircase but the view made it worth it!
Crepes and views of the city!
The real reason why we went to Paris was for Kat and Shak’s wedding! The day couldn’t have been more perfect. The rainy days we were having cleared up to a beautiful day just in time for the wedding. I loved being a part of their wedding and the Tuileries made for a sweet, romantic Parisian wedding!
There was a lot going on at The Lovre. It’s the largest museum in the world, featuring 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century. I wish we had more time to take it all in but I was feeling pretty exhausted. We did manage to find the Mona Lisa! It was beautiful to see in real life amongst the hundreds of people that were crowded around the piece.
Just a few more snaps from around the beautiful city.