Paris (the 100 mile journey, part 3)

The subtitle of the last three blog posts, the 100 mile journey, should be a clue that the 37 miles we walked in Paris brought our total for nine days to 100 miles!
Emerging from the train station to bright sunshine, we walked to our hotel.
We saw three different brides having photos taken at various scenic locations.
This bride had sneakers on and moved effortlessly through the crowds.

A rain storm moved in quickly, soaking this bride at the Eiffel Tower.
On our first afternoon, we walked to Rue Cler and enjoyed the market scene and lunch. When the rain moved in, we took the Metro back and ended up in the basement of the department store BHV. Since it was raining, we had fun riding up the escalator to every floor and window shopping. We also checked out the department store Galeries Lafayette and were amazed at the view from the 3rd floor! The store also has a rooftop terrace that provided beautiful views of the city.
Everyday started with some amazing bread product and coffee
and usually included at least one sidewalk cafe for people watching.
Our one museum visit was to the Musee Marmottan Monet, a self-described beacon in the field of Impressionism. It was the perfect size museum, housed in a former hunting lodge in a quiet residential neighborhood.
We stayed at the Hotel Beauborg in the Marais district so we explored the area by following Rick Steves walking tour and visiting the Marches aux Enfants Rouge, the oldest covered market in Paris. Even the radishes look fabulous!
Everything we ate was delicious but some standouts were falafels at L’As du Fallafel, olive bread from Eric Kayser and dinner at L’Acanthe.

And then it was time to go home — 3 cities, 9 days and 100 miles later!

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9 Responses to Paris (the 100 mile journey, part 3)

  1. Many of the suggestions came from Maddie!

  2. Marilyn Murray says:

    Lovely pix Head! Thanks xoxo

    Sent from my iPad


  3. Deborah Sloane says:

    Love all your pictures and commentary. What a fabulous trip!
    Next stop – the ranch!!

  4. Great trip and pictures, Heather. I love Rick Steves’ walking tours!

  5. Deborah Tyrell says:

    Hi Heather.

    Look at you!

    I don’t always open all my emails, but I’m glad I opened this one. Take care. Will talk soon.


    Sent from Windows Mail

  6. I am hungry, my feet are tired (from all the walking) and I want a new camera!
    great posts!

  7. Quit whining and keep walking!!

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