Today was our last full day in Paris. I can't believe how much there is to see here. I am so glad we had a full week because even with all this time we STILL haven't seen everything! It has been so fun to just sit back and chill like a Parisian. LOL I definitely want to come back and just spend time exploring more of the residential neighborhoods of Paris. Montmarte is an area I would like to see more of. From the pictures I have seen there are beautiful little streets and lots of non-touristy restaurants, but for today all we had time for was a quick shot of the Moulin Rouge- which I must say was quite a bit smaller in real life! We explored our own neighborhood a bit more and James even got a haircut! (Pic is below) Annnnddd....I did find an amazing pain au chocolat! It's called r. Bertrand on Rue Lagrange in our neighborhood. The perfect soft flaky croissant I desire. YUM!
We also strolled down the Champs Elysee, and really enjoyed just hanging out in the park there. We let Penelope stretch her legs and there as even a cute puppet show to watch!.
Of course I needed to see the Eiffel Tower at night. It is just too beautiful to not see again. So as we say au voir to our beautiful Paris we make our journey tomorrow to the lovely south of France for a nice change of pace. Do you think we will actually get a chance to relax? I must say Penelope has been such a trooper on this trip. She of course has been thrown way off her schedule and kept up way too late, and moved 2-3 times after dinner while she is sleeping- yet she endures. It does take a lot more time to do anything with a bebe- and of course we leave the house much later than we would normally, but we make it work. The key is to give yourself plenty of time in each place. This way you can fully soak up the environment without feeling too rushed, and even then we still feel like we waste so much time! Ahhh its never perfect but we are having a great trip.
So some of the highlights: Paris at night- especially looking out over the Seine. Finding an amazing pain au chocolat, eating a crepe while staring up at the Eiffel Tower, viewing the Mona Lisa with that wicked smile and just plain people watching at any given cafe while listening to jazz and sipping my cafe au lait. Ahhh oui.