Every morning waking up in Paris, my family and I would prepare ourselves for another adventure and I couldn’t help but feel so grateful to have been given the opportunity to travel and explore such a beautiful city. As much as I love the fashion aspect of being in Paris, the city also has so much to offer in terms of history, so I thought I would share some of the photos I took from many of the famous sites and attractions we visited.
Our first stop was to the Louvre Museum. It’s safe to say that this is probably one of the most spectacular museums I have ever been to, full of famous artifacts and master paintings found no where else in the world! Not to mention the fact that it felt a little bit like being in the Da Vinci code…
Inside the Louvre was breathtaking. Some of my favorite artifacts to look at are centuries old statues from the times of the ancient Greeks. I think it is so fascinating that people who lived hundreds of years ago could intricately craft some of the most beautifully detailed works of art from a simple slab of stone! Observing each statue makes me want to transport myself back in time to see how those sculptors lived.
Outside of the Louvre in the gardens was just as beautiful as the inside. The extensive pathways were lined with more impressive statues, fountains, and flowers in full bloom. My family and I had the chance to experience the gardens just as the trees were turning their fall colors. It was quite the treat!
You could say that Paris if probably the capital of having the cutest cafes in the world. Every stroll we took, famous place we visited, and every corner we turned there were the most charming places to enjoy a cup of coffee. It seems to be a way of life in Europe, to take time out of your busy day to enjoy the company of your friends, family, or coworkers over a nice glass of wine or a petite cafe in the afternoon, a lifestyle that we as Americans could take notes from.
One of my favorite stops in Paris was to the Palace of Versailles where King Louis XVI lived with Marie Antoinette. It was amazing to view the interiors of the palace still in perfect condition, even Marie Antoinette’s own bed and dresser-sized jewelry box!
I loved the look of the expansive Versailles gardens. It’s hard to tell if the gardens actually looked like they do now 400 years ago, but I could only imagine how peaceful it must have been to walk through the maze-like pathways, stop in front of the large spouting fountains, and take a boat ride along the canal (without any tourists of course!) during that time. The marble statues and benches lining the hedges gave the gardens a classic and upscale look that most mansions today could not compete with.
Stopped to smell the roses, in my favorite color of course : )
The Notre Dame cathedral was one of the most interesting places we visited. It is one of the oldest buildings in Paris and was constructed almost 850 years ago! If only walls could talk…
I am so in love with Parisian architecture. The apartments below were taken just outside of the cathedral. Hmm, possible future home? ; )
Traveling to different corners of the world not only makes you appreciate the life that you have in your home country, but also allows you to open up your eyes to new and different walks of life. If you have a city, country, or place you have always wanted to visit, go and see it! It will truly open your mind to what the world has to offer. After all, life is too short not to travel!
Cheers to a wonderful Euro trip!