Care to join me for a little tour of the City of Lights?
Ok, let's start out at Luxembourg Gardens.
We visited the gardens last Sunday, and the weather couldn't have been nicer!
Paris is a very busy city, so it's always a treat to take a little break in one of the many gardens thru out the city. Some are very tiny, but I think this one must be the largest. It's huge! My photos show only a small portion of it.
Speaking of huge, check out the amazing palace!
It was built in the early 17th century for King Henry's wife, but is now a government building.
Can you imagine living there?
We'd never been to Paris in October before, so I was pleasantly surprised to see so many flowers still in bloom!
There is a small lake in front of the palace, and children can rent little toy sail boats. We had so much fun watching the kids get all excited over their boats!
If you look closely below at the little "house" in the center of the lake, you will see resident mallard ducks!
Each boat had the flag of a different country, so I just had to snap this one of the US!
Ok, moving on............
We love visiting the beautiful old churches of Paris.
This one is called Saint Etienne.
It took over 125 years to build, and was started at the end of the 15th century.
Of course my pictures just don't do it justice.
Look at that huge pipe organ!
And of course I just had to share a few more pics of the gorgeous blooms you'll see at the many flower markets and shops thru out the city.
Well that's it for today. Thanks so much for joining me on my little tour!
If you aren't sick of my trip photos, stop back in next time when I share the pics I snapped on our night time boat tour on the River Seine!