Day 207: Paris, France

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We traveled by train this morning from Amsterdam to Paris, with April and Steve and the kiddos.

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We decided to rent a place through airbnb and picked a houseboat/barge right on the Seine, overlooking the Eiffel Tower.

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It is magical to see and kind of peaceful being on the water. I’m hoping for a fun experience for our families to share together.

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After getting settled into our new house for the next few days, we wandered around along the Seine, and up and around the Eiffel Tower, stopping for croissants and crepes and to take a ton of pictures.

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From the Eiffel Tower, we walked over towards the Champs Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe.

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We decided to climb all the way to the top and enjoyed views of the city from every angle. It was freezing outside, but we survived!

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Everyone was hungry by then and we wandered around trying to find a restaurant. The one we were looking for was closed when we arrived, but we were lucky enough to find the Yuppies Cafe that was perfect for all 9 of us. They had a big booth, cool decorations, spoke English and served us delicious food quickly! We were satisfied!!

The boys found a grocery store and picked up a few thing for breakfast tomorrow. We hopped on a metro that dropped us off right by our house, and made it home in time to enjoy the sparkly lights from the tower.

Life is beautiful!!

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8 thoughts on “Day 207: Paris, France

  1. What an awesome experience! One of these days I’ll get to Paris! I’m not sure what it is about the Eiffel Tower, but I love pictures of all angles of this stunning structure!

    • I agree – I couldn’t get enough of the Eiffel Tower, and wondered why. It’s truly magical. I especially like the sunlight this time of the year. I hope you get to come experience it too. 🙂

  2. It must be like a dream to share such a beautiful place with your family, and your best friends from Sunnyvale. I love the pictures,and especially the picture of the house boat. It must be loads of fun to stay there. Bonjour!!!

  3. Bonjour! I am so jealous…..thanks for posting the photos and written descriptions of your adventures. I feel like I’m there with you. Hello to April & Steve as well. Enjoy a glass of wine and think of me–A Votre Sante!!

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