On our trip, we spent two weeks in Italy and three days in Paris. And, our kids loved Paris the best of the entire trip. What our kids loved most about Paris was the Eiffel Tower. And who can blame them?
Here are some of my favorite snapshots … that aren’t necessarily the traditional photos, but are from some of the tourist spots.
Gargoyles decorate many of the cathedrals in Europe. The facial expressions of the gargoyles are fantastic! These are from the famous Notre Dame Cathedral on Ille de la Cite.
The Street Performers
Some of the street performers are quite entertaining. This Parisian was balancing on glass bottles (from a shotglass to a wine bottle)! Pretty amazing.
The architecture of the Louvre Palace
When most people think of the Louvre Museum, they think of the glass pyramid. Most of the museum is housed in the Louvre Palace which began as a fortress in the late 12th century.
Paris has so many beautiful parks. It’s fun to find a bench, sit for a while and “people watch”.
Being married to a “Curie” who is related to Pierre Curie (Marie’s husband), it was interesting to see the Curie Institute. Marie and Pierre invented radium and developed the first X-Ray machine. They both won Nobel Prizes in Physics for their achievements.