Paris in Three Days

I love Paris in the spring time. I love Paris in the fall…..” These words are dancing in my head as I put together this last post for the end of our winter getaway. We  began our odyssey in Thailand, spending over two months there, mostly in Chiang Mai, where I shopped for my small import business and had some dental work done. From there, we flew over  to Cambodia to explore this small but fascinating country for a month, followed by another couple of weeks back to Chiang Mai dealing with some unfinished dental work. We began to wend our way westward and home taking a one month hiatus to visit Portugal for the first time. There we managed to meet up with my brother and sister-in-law in Lisbon for a few days. Since we had a connecting flight from Paris to Montreal, we seized the chance to spend three days in this beautiful ‘city of light’  knowing we might never have such an opportunity again.

We managed to cram in many of  Paris’ highlights in our three days and would have liked more time but were just as glad we didn’t for this is one of the most expensive cities in the world to visit, especially for travellers on a budget like us. Instead of taking in all the museums and historical sites that charge huge entrance fees, we spent much of our time just walking around and enjoying the parks. I also devoted much of my time trying to capture the beauty and spirit of this city with my camera. The result is a short story of what we saw and experienced in those three days. I hope you enjoy them as I take you through the picture gallery I have attached to this post. To view each photo up close, simply click on the first picture and take the journey from there. Please feel free to make any comments or ask any questions you might have after viewing them.

5 thoughts on “Paris in Three Days

  1. Smart to see the parks, Betty. After all, the French artists in the Louvre or the Quai d’Orsay saw French society in those great parks to interpret the culture.
    The Monet gave me shivers…that luminous snow! We lived just around the corner from the Luxembourg, around the corner from Av de l’Observatoire, one of your photos, I believe. So you bring it back. No city tugs at the heart quite like Paris: glorious, yet bittersweet, since two of the older women who were so close have died, and the little shards of my experience seem so real yet the city goes on, seemingly unaware.

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    • Hi Nancy

      Great to hear about your impressions of Paris. I agree it’s the parks that really define this city, and, yes, they did have a tremendous influence on the artists. My favourite is Monet and the D’Orsey has many of his best works but because the attendants in that part of the museum were scrutinizing us so closely no one dared to take a picture. I was so tempted but decided not to take the risk of being yelled at. I only got the snow scene because it was in another room that was not nearly so popular and no one was around to catch me!

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  2. I’m glad you had a great journey. See ya when you get home. Thanks for writing.

    Cheers,

    Cheryl Tardif Certified Hypnotherapist Pyschosynthesis Counsellor Reiki Master 825-2286 cheryltardif.net

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  3. I enjoyed looking at all your photos of Paris. You are an excellent photographer. Even if it was only three days, you seem to have captured the essence of Paris.

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