Red Dress Day and Paris Takeaways

Red Dress Day and Paris Takeaways

Our last full day in Paris was definitely one for the books. We had a list of sites to see and were determined to capture the perfect portraits of this amazing city before training off to London town. 

We began the day with baguettes at our favorite Boulangerie of our entire trip (slash life). Le Moulin de la Vierge is located right underneath the Sévres Lecourbe and serves up an array of breads, pastries and desserts. 

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Dancing in Versailles

Dancing in Versailles

Can we discuss this day?! 

Okay so putting aside my disgust at the socio-economic chasm caused by the building and running of Versailles - I LOVED spending the day with Jeff at this palatial estate. It was as if we had our very own royal playground, perfectly staged to take us back into an era of decadence.

I suggest arriving early because even though we entered Versailles in the morning, we were still met with hoards of crowds. It did not, however, take away from the other-worldly experience of beholding this place. 

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A Day in Monet's Garden

A Day in Monet's Garden

On our 4th Day in Paris, we journeyed out to Giverny to experience the splendor that is Monet's Garden. Visiting Claude Monet's home and gardens has been on my bucket list since I was a little girl and my dad bought me my first art book.  After an easy hour train ride out to Vernon, we hopped in a taxi and arrived at the little museum in Giverny just after 9 am. We grabbed a map and set off through the garden entrance. 

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Montmartre and the Luxembourg Gardens

Montmartre and the Luxembourg Gardens

We awoke on Monday to find Paris blanketed by a silver mist. Although it wasn’t the optimum weather for staying warm, we welcomed the perfectly diffuse light which only seemed to reveal the specular beauty of the buildings below it. Armed with our jackets (and a 5 euro umbrella) we journeyed up the hill completing the hundreds of steps necessary to reach the Sacre Coeur. From the terraces below the church, you can see out over all of Paris. Even though the misty rain covered much of our vantage point - it was still a beautiful and surprisingly calming vista. 

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Musee d´Orsay and Chocolate at Angelina

Musee d´Orsay and Chocolate at Angelina

Our first full day in Paris happened to fall on the first Sunday of the month. This meant that a number of Paris' museums were free to the public. We set off early from our cozy little flat in the 15th arrondissement to surpass some of the crowds. After a quick stop at our favorite Bakery near Sevres - Lecourbe we arrived at the beautiful Musee d'Orsay on the River Seine. 

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