Paris, France 2012

August 8th – 12th, 2012

Going to Paris is always great because it is one of our favorite cities. During the summer though some of the restaurants are closed it’s a big vacation time for Parisians.  One positive thing about summers in Paris is that it is not as busy as the wintertime.

This trip to Paris was extraordinary because we were meeting our good friends Adrian and Irene. They live in London which is a hop skip and a jump away from France. They’ve been to Paris many times which was good because that meant we had excellent tour guides.

They took us for a ride on the Metro to see other parts of the city. The first place they took us to was the Centre Pompidou we didn’t go inside, but the outside was strange. There are hundreds of pipes lining the entire exterior of the building.

We visited some of our favorite sites for the second time which was great. We spent half the day at the Louvre Museum which was not enough time. It is a huge museum.

One thing interesting that we saw at nighttime was a lot of young couples and groups of friends meet on the Seine river and play music or just have a bottle of wine. They look happy and are freely having a good time.

If you would like to read more about Paris and see more pictures click this link to our 2011 trip.

Eiffel Tower
Maria & John
Cool boat on the Seine River
Maria & John at the Arc de Triomphe
Our good friends Adrian & Irene at the Arc de Triomphe
Notre-Dame de Paris
Centre Georges Pompidou
Centre Georges Pompidou
The Roue de Paris
The Roue de Paris
Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower at Night with a blue background

Musee du Louvre
Louvre Pyramid
The Mona Lisa
Cool building
My favorite brand Hermes
Stone Statues And Quadriga On The Arc De Triomphe Du Carrousel
Fresh prosciutto
Fontaines de la Concorde
Tourists having fun on the Seine River
Locals having fun on the Seine River
Pont des Arts Pedestrian Bridge
Locks on the Pont des Arts pedestrian bridge

Man made beach on the Seine River

Seine River

The mascarons, stone masks on the Pont Neuf Bridge
The mascarons, stone masks on the Pont Neuf Bridge
The mascarons, stone masks on the Pont Neuf Bridge
The mascarons, stone masks on the Pont Neuf Bridge

Petit Palais