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Saturday, November 11, 2017

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Care to join me on a cruise of the River Seine in Paris?
Oui?  Then come aboard the Bateaux Parisienne for an early evening ride!
Hubby and I decided to spend our last night in Paris on this one hour tour.  We had taken the tour several times over the years, but it never grows old!  From the river, you get a totally different perspective of the city, and night time with the twinkling lights seems extra magical.
I didn't think to get a picture of the boat before we boarded, but I did snap this afterward.

My very favorite church, Notre Dame.  It looks quite different from the water!

One of the many bridges in Paris.

This is Muse d'Orsay.  It used to be a train station many years ago, but was converted to a huge museum.  It's full of beautiful impressionistic art, including my favorite, Claude Monet. 
Below is  the Conciergerie.
I just love the turrets.  Behind the beautiful walls, it was a prison during the French Revolution.  Marie Antoinette was imprisoned here before she met her fate.


Sorry, I have some of the pictures out of order.  You can see now it is getting a bit darker.  Here we are about to go beneath a bridge.  I just love the way the lights shimmer on the water, and the way the bridge is illuminated.

Sigh!!!  I miss it already!
A not so great pic of moi.
The millions of twinkly lights on the Eiffel Tower hadn't been turned on yet.
Oooh, la, la!
It is such a romantic city, even more so in the evening, I think.
Now we are approaching my favorite bridge, the Ponte Alexandre III.
Coming back toward Notre Dame, where our boat ride began.
Well that concludes our tour:)
Thanks so much for joining me!

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Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh my, what a wonderful river tour. I have always wanted to go on the River Cruises, they look so good.

this is a beautiful post and I love all the pictures you took. It's like I almost went with you. That's going to be the only way I get there.

Have a great rest of the weekend. Hugs to that pretty like girl. Bet she ate you up when you got home.

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Oui, oui, ma'mselle , I will go cruising with you....if only, sweet ami. I would love to do that river cruise in the day time and also in the evening. You look so pretty and happy with the Eiffel Tower in the background. Thank you so much for showing all of us what a great trip you had. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

One of my favorite things I did in Paris!! If I ever get back I'll do it again day and night! Thanks for the memories!

Rose L said...

Brought back memories of when I had been there. Thank you!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna and thank you for taking us along on the beautiful boat ride of the city. So much history seeing the sites and how romantic at night with the twinkling lights. You captured great pics on the tour. How cute you are enjoying the fun on your last evening in Paris. Thank you for sharing your amazing trip. Hugs!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

all the many times I have been there and never took a river cruise! Beautiful, think it would be beautiful at night to.

Debbie said...

What wonderful photos you shared, Donna! All the lights reflecting off the water gave me goosebumps...good memories. How blessed you are to visit Paris so much! Thank you for visiting the lakehouse blog, and leaving your nice comment. Have a Merry Christmas, dear girl.
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