Snows in Paris: Part 3
The final (and longest) chapter in the narration of the week my family was here.
Days and sights and meals blend together, and all I can do is show you snapshots of things we did and how much fun we had doing them.
The first time they saw the Eiffel Tower sparkle:
The place we ate brunch on Thanksgiving morning, on the Île-St-Louis:
The walk through Place des Vosges:
Seeing the first night of the Illuminations on the Champs Elysées:
Seeing the Galaries Lafayette Christmas tree:
Nighttime photoshoots on the Pont Alexandre:
And also at the Eiffel Tower:
And of course, Thanksgiving dinner:
We went to a restaurant where my French professor at Quinnipiac had
suggested insisted I go, and a place I had already been with Jeff, and it was the best steak I’ve had in years. Steak & french fries with a walnut salad and a choice of dessert is the only dish they serve, and the only dish they’ve been serving for 50 years. They don’t take reservations and they open at 7 and you have to be in line at around 6:40 in order to be part of the first seating. The line is out the door and around the sidewalk all night. It was amazing.
and then…. finally…. we climbed the Eiffel Tower.
It wasn’t as physically tough as I thought it was going to be, but oh my god it’s so TALL.
This is the Champs de Mars, where many-a-night have been spent with some really incredible people in this program and some really not-so-incredible wine.
This is Place du Trocadero, where you’ll find the best view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
And this is the Arc de Triomphe and the top of the Champs Elysées:
And last view, across the city, Invalides, the Panthéon, the towers of St Sulpice, and in the haze, so so tiny, the towers of Notre Dame:
So glad I had my time with my family here, showing them my city. Everything we did I felt like I was experiencing it for the first time, which was so fun for me. We’ll be back. Or at least I’ll be back. They can come visit again if they want :)