Before getting to Paris, we (DH now, but this was before we were married) went to London first. And….before London, we changed planes in Iceland. I am counting it as a country I’ve visited even though I never left the airport.
We spent a few days in London, doing the typical touristy stuff. And actually… we didn’t see anything that I haven’t already blogged about, so now to Paris.
There were three highlights from this trip, all in the “book”:
1. Mont-Saint-Michel – we drove to Normandy and spent the night on this little island in a building that was like 400 years old. We first spent the day wandering around the town, and visiting the abbey.
I love the ocean, so this was a huge treat. The views were amazing and I spent a little time in the water checking out the local mussel populations. It was very peaceful – especially at night when the island “closes” and the day tourists leave.
2. Taillevent – this is a restaurant in Paris and it was amazing. It was the best restaurant I had ever been to, and I have to admit I felt a little out of place. I probably wasn’t as dressed up as I could be, and my French is not very good. The waiters were nice though – not snotty. It did help tremendously that DH’s French is quite good.
3. Chateau de Versailles – don’t all girls love an amazing castle? It is incredibly beautiful. The gardens were awesome. Sometimes I am very easily impressed, and this is one example of that.
We also visited the Louvre, Eiffel Tower and some of the other places I have already mentioned in other blog posts.
I did not go to Paris for my 40th birthday – as planned – but I went on a cruise and it was awesome. That will be a future blog post.