Here are a few more of the photos I took while in Paris. Mont Valerian with the American Cemetery in the background.
From the park in Mont Valerian you can see this view of La Defense. I love the old buildings in the foreground with the super modern buildings in the background. This is so representative of life in France.
Another view from Mont Valerian, it was a beautiful day to enjoy these amazing views.
Montmartre, the Sacre Coeur and the beautiful flowers of summer time in Paris.
I woke up at 5:15 one morning so I could trek here, Sacre Coeur. The sun rose and the pink glow was stunning. There were not many people around that early in the morning and I loved having the area to myself.
This photo was taken from Montmartre facing north, away from Paris.
So. Many. Stairs. That day I made it my job to climb as many stairs as possible.
Next stop was Notre Dame. The sun was still on its way up and I was rewarded with greeting the city as she woke up.
I was able to walk right in the church with no line and listen to a beautiful mass.
Then an expat friend joined me for a climb up to the top of Notre Dame. It was great to have a friend encourage me up the 380 stairs and the views were totally worth it.
No hunch back sitings here with the bell.
The views were so rewarding.
You can see one of the famous gargoyles with Les Invalides and the Eiffel Tower.
Au Petit Bonheur la Chance is a wonderful little store on Rue Saint Paul. Unfortunately the day I went most of the stores were closed, they take their weekend on Tuesday and Wednesday. This little shop was open and they have so many wonderful collections.
You can follow them on instagram and see their treasures for yourself.
Walking through the Tuileries to visit the Louvre.
Paris is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been, and it was just as beautiful as I remembered. I know the world is a scary place right now, but I hope that I am never too afraid to explore.
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