October 24, 2013

C & C on the Move: Paris Part Deux

Last week I shared all the amazing places we ate in Paris and promised a separate post on where we stayed and what we did. So, allons-y! (That's French for let's go)

Since I'd be working two of the four days of our trip, renting an apartment made most sense - giving Dr. B a place to hang out - and it was super economical. I found an incredible apartment in the Marais - which we'd coincidentally seen on an episode of House Hunters International. I rented it through Adrian Leeds - who I found through VRBO, but now the owner is renting it on her own site.

Since Dr. B and I have both been to Paris a few times before and we only had two days to tour together, instead of taking to the museums, we took to the streets. On the day we arrived we walked 15 miles. 

From Notre Dame...

To the Eiffel Tour....

Down the Champs Elysees...

Over to the Louvre and the Garden de Tuileries...

All the way up to the Sacre Coeur.

After all that walking Saturday, Sunday we took to the streets yet again, but by bike! Velib is the biggest bike-sharing system in the world. With the app on my iphone to find locations we were ready to pick up and drop off bikes all over the city. Parisian drivers are surprisingly bike friendly and there are paths and bike lanes all over (I know, no helmet...).

My only museum visit the entire trip was to the Azzedine Alaia exhibit at the Galliera Museum

Not only was the building incredible, but any exhibit that focuses entirely on fashion and design is right up my alley. We weren't allowed to snap photos, but I got one of this stunning black dress and Dr. B snapped the vintage red dress that Rihanna wore to the 2013 Grammy's (yet another reason I married the man).

And, of course, Paris is just as beautiful by day as it is by night. After a day's work there's nothing like walking along the Seine with your +1 in the most romantic city in the world. 

Au revoir Paris! A Bientot.

1 comment:

  1. Katie,

    I'm so glad you enjoyed staying at my apartment! And what a wonderful write-up of your four days in Paris. I will put a link to your post on my site, if you don't mind!

    Take care,