Saint-Michel, Notre Dame, and the Louvre--a Day in Pictures!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Hello, everyone!

I'm back with yet another "Day in Pictures" post. I really hope you guys actually enjoy these, because it's the best way for me to try out this travel blogging thing. But if you abhor these posts, don't worry, I've got a few beauty-related reviews coming up I think you'll like!

This morning began with me and my cousin getting up early for the sole purpose of picking up some more hot, fresh croissants from yesterday's bakery...


Airy, buttery, with crispy layers on the outside that are light and fine like tissue paper. I think my cousin might have shed a tear upon her first bite...


Once my lazy brother got out of bed, we jumped onto the Metro, and went to Saint-Michel, a very pretty and touristy area, with lots of beautiful structures....


And the cutest alleyways filled with shops and restaurants....


Which was where we had a delicious lunch of mariniere moule frites...


Wandered around some more until we found Notre Dame...

Went strolling along the Seine--it's unbelievably beautiful, I'm not even sure these pictures do it justice...


Crossed the Pont Des Arts--more famously known as the Lock Bridge! You can read more about these "love padlocks" here...


Just a brief walk from the bridge was the long-awaited Louvre!



We were in the mood for a bit of shopping afterwards, so we headed to the Gallerie Lafayette, which aside from being very expensive, just might be the most beautiful department store I've ever seen. (Possibly except for Henri Bendel--but they don't have enough merchandise to qualify as a department store)...


After we wandered around this gorgeous department store, we headed back to the apartment for a bit and then had a scrumptious pizza dinner. Mine was topped with arugula, parmesan, and aged beef--delicious!...


Thus ends another lovely day in Paris, and I have to say, it's been really nice. I wasn't too crazy about this cloudy weather before, but now I kind of like this grayish mood outside. (It's kind of unfair, though, that cities like London and Paris get similar poor weather, but rain in London is perceived as gloomy while Parisian precipitation gets to be romantic). 

In unhappier news, my cousin Vicky (who is mentioned in just about every post) is under the weather at the moment. Feel better, Vick! We'll go eat some more baguette once you feel up to it!


Off to bed! The bakery opens in 8 hours and there will be hot, fresh croissants right out of the oven calling my name!

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