Paris: One Last Look


Springtime in Paris has been crazy experience.

Sun & bliss one minute...
and rain & grayness the next.

It's always really cold though... a high of mid 50's every day!

It's makes it hard to muster up motivation to explore...
but on the days we do,
Paris never disappoints...

And neither do morning visits to the Louvre.




Those are the apartments of Napolean III.


I'd never seen them before,
but I was blown away by the opulence in this overlooked portion of the Louvre.

{And, remember people, I've hung out at Buckingham... so I feel like that's saying something!}

The gorgeous apartments are definitely a new favorite for me
and I place I'll be bringing all my guests from this point on.




After we had our fill of world-famous paintings & luxurious furnishes,
we wandered out of the Louvre 
and down through the Tuileries...
where I bumped into my bloggy friend, Liz!

She obviously did not look as wrecked from the inclimate weather...ha!

Isn't she so cute?

Liz is just the sweetest, 
and I was so surprised 
to bump into her & Cory!

Hope to meet up with her again again in the future...
next time with a hairstyle that makes me look like less of an elf.











From there, we swung by Les Invalides
to say "Bonjour" to Napolean....
the themed audio guide tours there are pretty good. 


See the pretty sky here?

Literally, by the end of the street,
we were hiding under an awning from a hail storm.

It was the craziest, most bi-polar weather I've ever been in.

Perfect one minute for strolling Paris...
and bone-soaking wet minutes later. 

Crazy.


A quick stop to see the Gardens of Rodin...
with a price tag of €1, 
it's hard not to poke in when you're near there.

I love this place so much.

And after a day that big...
it was only right to eat something of equal greatness.



Nutella + Almonds + Coconut.

Can I get an Amen?

So here's to our "springtime" in Paris...
when I return there in June, 
I'll let you know if the summer weather is as soggy.



*Images original to Aspiring Kennedy. Please source accordingly.
Posted on May 16, 2012 and filed under "Paris", "travel".