Honeymoon Part 2: Paris

Ahhhhh Paris. What can I say? It is my favorite city in the world. I dreamed of going there ever since grade school, and when I spent a month there in college, I always dreamed of going back someday with someone I love.  So when I married the man of my dreams, I knew Paris had to be part of our honeymoon. Did I mention that dreams do come true?

After 4 nights in Barcelona, we took a quick flight to my beloved city.  We took a cab from the airport to our apartment on the hill. We stayed in Montmartre, we could see the Sacre Coeur from our apartment:

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The first stop off the plane was to a crepe stand. I love ham and cheese crepes! I would be happy to eat them every single day. Here I am double fisted:

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Then we walked around and explored, then had dinner at a little place just next door to our apartment. I ordered the french onion soup (one of many) and beef bourguignon:

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The next morning we had to be up bright and early for our photo shoot. We hired a professional photographer to capture my dream. Really not too expensive.  We met on the Pont des Arts, a famous bridge in Paris where lovers put a lock and throw the key into the Seine river. Prepare for a lot of photos:

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It was so important to me to do this, since we got so few honeymoon pictures together. I love them!

It was Bastille Day and after getting caught in a crowd that was watching a parade, we found a spot for lunch. I had a salad and Matt had the croque monsieur and a glass of wine of course:

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We spent our time in Paris exploring, walking, eating, and drinking wine:. Our second night there, we had one of our best meals thanks to Yelp for a good review. We started our meal with the best olives I have ever had. Hubby doesn’t even like olives and he liked these:

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My favorite wine in Paris was the Cotes de Rhones, a dry rose. But I also love a good Bourdueax.

For appetizers, we split a french onion soup and the foie gras. First time on the foie gras, it was actually amazing, but just knowing what it is kind of freaked us out a little:

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And for dinner, I got the steak covered in blue cheese sauce with the best potatoes ever! And sea bass for hubby:

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Delicious! Thank goodness we had to climb 3 sets of the stairs 3 times a day, it may have saved our waistlines:

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We spent 2 more glorious days wandering the streets of Paris:

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Eating at wonderful cafes and restaurants and some terrific street food including the amazing falafel:

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We also had about 3 more crepes and plenty of pastries, bread and cheese:

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And a trip to Paris would not be complete without creme brulee, chocolate, and macaroons:

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One of my highlights was visiting Au Bon Marche. A famous gourmet food market:

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And of course the Eiffel Tower:

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And then we realized that we had only planned one full day in Amsterdam, and it really takes a full day in a new place just to get your bearings. So we left Paris a day early and boarded a train for a fun ride to Amsterdam………..

 

 

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