Sunday, October 7, 2012

Europe highlights, Paris

After 4 days in Brussels, we took the Thalys train to Paris.  It was about an hour and 1/2 ride and was great!  The trains are super fast and so smooth.  We even got free food and drinks on the train.  Here are some highlights...be prepared for a lot as we were in Paris for 7 full days.  Ok, actually, these are just from our first day!

 Here is our place in Paris, near the Goncourt Metro stop
 Here's the small living room and the stairs up to the loft

 In the loft was a window hatch; this was the view if you stuck your head out
 Here's the bed in the tiny loft!  You'd hit your head if you sat up too fast!
 Tough to make it down these stairs in the middle of the night to use the bathroom
 A park that was about a 20 minute walk from our place

 Great views of the city

 Here is one of my favorite spots in the city; Belleville Park!  The views of the city are amazing and the gardens are even more incredible



 I could have spent days photographing the gardens















 We hit the grocery store across the street from us for some snacks; meats, cheese, crackers, and a bottle of cider, all for about 10 Euros!  The cider was 1.47 Euros!
 Nighttime view out the hatch

2 comments:

Kelly Anne said...

Love the place you stayed in! And those flowers, man.

Marley said...

The flowers were unreal! I was in heaven :-)