Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ahhhhh, Paris

One last post to wrap up our trip to France because who can resist a few photos of the Eiffel Tower? :) After our weekend in Bordeaux, we arrived in Paris via TGV train around 5:30 and it was already starting to get dark, and was still drizzling. Brian had researched good directions from the train station to the subway to our hotel so off we went and after some trouble buying a metro ticket (we didn't have any coins) we were on our way.

We stayed at one of the Marriott hotels since we had travel points and it was a very nice place (see room photo below). It was also very near the Arc de Triomphe and Trocodero park, which has one of the nicest views of the Eiffel Tower in the city. We got settled and then headed out to see the sights and get some dinner. Here are a few photos to oooh and ahhh over.

Our beautiful hotel room at the Marriott Trocodero

The view outside our hotel window.
Ahhh, La Tour Eiffel at night.
Every hour the Eiffel tower begins blinking with thousands of tiny white lights!
The cute little Parisian cafe where we had dinner, called the Victor Hugo
The Arc of Triumph which sits at the beginning of the Champs Elysee - Paris' most prestigious shopping district ... unfortunately, the stores were closed at this early hour. :(

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