France in the Fall
Only two more blogs in Denmark after this one, where did the time go? How is the 3 months already done?! The girls weekend that we had planned has come and gone. My mom headed on over to us and then we all headed off to Paris.
My mom has always dreamed of spending her 50th birthday in the Louvre. Her and my father decided that on her 40th birthday when they were in Italy. Little did they know my dad would pass away 5 months before they had the chance so with me being only a two hour flight away from her dream around the time of her birthday, we had to take the opportunity!
Our first stop was Versailles and we stayed in a palace on the grounds of the palace. GORGEOUS! We got in late so after a drink and a snack we headed to bed ready to be royal for a day.
Well we did not expect the royal wake up we received with a purple sunrise. I have never seen anything like this.
We got ready and headed on over to the palace of all palaces. Every other castle I had been to was just practice for this one an let me say, it did not disappoint.
We then took our time and strolled around the infamous gardens. I am telling you, words do not do this place justice. Well done Louis and Marie, well done!
The gardens led us to Marie Antoinette's home on the property. It was a "quaint" home, as quaint as you can be for royalty. She really was kind of fabulous no matter what you think about her.
From there, we were off to Paris!
We were staying near the Louvre which turns out to be in pretty decent walking distance from all the excitement so thats what we did, walked. We headed down the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe and then over to the River Siene to have some coffee, dessert and the Eiffel Tower view!
We then walked along the river back to the hotel where we strolled through the gardens of the Louvre. When facing the Louvre pyramids obviuously you must take the typical tourist picture.
That was our last night together the three of us so we walked to this little bistro that only had French menu's and it was so delicious and authentic! After Mette left us to head back to Copenhagen, my mom and I partook in her favorite hobby...hop on hop off bus trips.
We went around the city before making a stop to see the most famous landmark of the city and grabbing a little lunch.
The tower is HUGE! I always new it would be big but it is hard to explain how big it is until you are actually there.
We also made a must stop at Laudree to get their famous macaroons :)
We were then off to the Notre Dame cathedral to take in the beauty and history of this church which did not dissapoint.
We decided to have dinner with a view so we headed back down to the Eiffel Tower to watch the hourly light show and have one of the best meals. The food and view was incredible and I am so happy we had the opportunity.
Monday was the big day, Louvre day! The museum is massive and there is dozens of exhibits to look at. My favorites: Mona Lisa, Egyptian Artifacts and the Marie Antoinette display.
My mom was thrilled for the opportunity and I was happy to be able to share it with her. For now, I will enjoy my limited time left in Copenhagen and start preparing for the real world again in South Florida.
Until next time...