Ok. So it is technically springtime but you would never know by the weather conditions and the scowls on everyone’s faces. This was one of the coldest and snowiest winters in recent history for Paris. Yeah! We were here for that!
David arrived last week and we have had a busy week trying to close out my “List of Things to do in Paris”. Of course, we went to the Eiffel Tower:
We went for a boat ride (and rode past Notre Dame while its bells were sounding, very cool):
I took David to the top of Galleries Lafayette on our one sunny day and made him listen to my new French songs playlist. He knows some of the words to my favorite song, “Comme d’Habitude” (As Usual). It is the original song tune which Sinatra later used for “My Way”though the lyrics to the two songs are completely different:
We saw three churches: St. Augustin, St. Paul and St. Sulpice. All were amazing. Delacroix paintings at both St. Paul and St. Sulpice:
Visited the Rodin museum:
Had a fabulous wine and cheese pairing and tasting at Ô Chateau:
Went with Joan to the Arts et Metiers museum (showcasing industrial advances through the ages. Really interesting):
Went to the Roland Garros stadium to get a tour of the place where the French Open happens every year. We paid for a tour of the stadium and then went to the museum. My parents are HUGE tennis fans so I really enjoyed the tour because I know they would have enjoyed it. They have the tournament trophy in the museum and they were polishing it so we got to take a picture of it outside of its glass casing:
Tom arrived on Wednesday but we didn’t spend much time together. Joan wanted to show Tom her Paris while I had my list and we managed to do most everything on it.
I am at the airport getting ready to board in a few minutes with David. On the train ride to the airport it was fitting that a man boarded with us and started playing Comme d’Habitude on his accordion. We gave him our last Euros and bid au revoir to Paris.