Taking it Easy in Paris

Paris Overlooking the Seine at Night

The City of Light

We love Paris. Next to our home metropolis of New York, it just might be our favorite city in the world. And having been here on two previous occasions, we felt no pressure to check things off a to-do list this time around. In fact, with everything there is to do here, our list was surprisingly empty.

Inside Notre Dame, Paris

Inside Notre Dame de Paris

We sauntered over to Notre Dame and perused the interior for free. We contemplated the long line and the price to climb the towers and gawk at gargoyles but decided against it.

The Louvre at Night

The Louvre at Night

The Louvre? It’s rare for us to pass up a day in a museum. And the Louvre is no ordinary museum. But we’ve been there before, twice, and again – the crowds. Ugh.

We did make it to the d’Orsey and the Musee Rodin, and we’re glad we did. But mostly we spent our time in Paris wandering around the lovely streets content to just be there.

The Garden at Musee Rodin, Paris

The Garden at Musee Rodin

Not exactly as tourists. Not at all as locals. This was something else. We were just comfortable and happy to be in one of the best cities on earth and felt no pressure to do anything in particular. It was almost like being at home, because in a way, we were.

Eiffel Tower at Night

15 Comments on “Taking it Easy in Paris”

  1. lioandshezz October 29, 2014 at 10:28 am #

    you took very nice photos! 😀


  2. Tales of a Traveler October 29, 2014 at 11:02 am #

    Can’t wait to be there next year 😊😊


  3. morristownmemos by Ronnie Hammer October 29, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

    The first time we visited Paris we tried to see everything our friends told us about. What a mistake; my feet were so sore from all the walking I didn’t want to see one more site, no matter what it was.


    • Brian October 31, 2014 at 7:43 am #

      Ha-ha. I think that is pretty common. We’ve done that plenty of times ourselves, but now try to slow down and see more by seeing less.


  4. lisettek October 29, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    Very beautiful photos, I just love Paris too! 🙂


  5. f-stop mama October 29, 2014 at 5:39 pm #

    Beautiful photos! I love how you simply enjoyed being in the city instead of feeling like you must behave as a tourist. Although it’s great to see the big tourist things, it’s also nice to take a break from the crowds. Sometimes getting out and about you discover great finds off the beaten path. This is how we personally love to travel.


  6. allisonmohr October 29, 2014 at 8:34 pm #

    Beautiful photographs. Just lovely.


  7. Parrotfish Journey (@ParrotfishJ) October 30, 2014 at 12:12 am #

    Lovely photos !!


  8. digger666 October 30, 2014 at 9:41 am #

    Reblogged this on digger666.


  9. writecrites October 30, 2014 at 6:15 pm #

    I’m with everyone else—wonderful photos. Definitely my favorite city in the world. On our last visit we rented an apartment in the Bastille district and one day found ourselves in the middle of a demonstration/riot at Place Bastille (riot police in full gear and armed with very big guns), but we still love the city. It’s so vibrant.


    • writecrites October 30, 2014 at 6:18 pm #

      p.s. Enjoy Bangkok. The architecture is incredible, and a boat ride up the river is a must.


  10. Jessica @ Boarding Pass November 4, 2014 at 4:06 pm #

    Our third trip to Paris is in a few weeks and we feel the same way. No pressure to do anything in particular and lots of time to just enjoy being in the city. 🙂



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