My first visit to Paris!

My first visit to Paris!

My first visit to Paris!
Me in Paris, France!!

My very first visit to Paris, France was in 2004. My friend Rene and I had been planning our weekend away for weeks and I could not wait for our Paris adventure. Unfortunately I got the mumps that week, but the doctor assured me that by Friday it would not be contagious anymore. Not going to let a bit of a headache, fever or swollen face stop me we were off to Paris.

I couldn’t really move my head or eat anything, and was dosed up on pain meds most of the time, but other than that I had a fabulous time exploring Paris! But from the look of my photos I didn’t take that many, and the photos that I did take were not all in focus. I blame this all on the pain meds though.

We stayed in a small hostel in the Montmartre district and had a couple of very steep steps to climb up every morning and evening. We got to start our day with coffee and strawberries on the steps of the Montmartre. We took a boat ride through Paris from where we had some of the most beautiful views of the city before visiting the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral.

We did walk down the Champs-Elysees where we had a glass of wine before going up the Arc de Triomphe. and calling it a day. The next morning we got to visit the Louvre  museum for a couple of hours before heading to the Eiffel tower. I got a couple of shots of the Eiffel tower in focus before we made our way up to the top and one semi blurry photo from the top that I could use.

Although I did not do a great job of capturing this weekend on photos it was a fabulous weekend. And luckily it was not my last visit to Paris.


  1. My first time in Paris was in high school on a tour arranged through the French department. They did one every year and back then you paid for it yourself, there were no school fund raisers. It wasn’t the whole class, though, it was just anyone from the school that wanted to go and could pay, usually between 35 and 50 kids went with two of the school’s French teachers as chaperones. We had three days in Paris on that tour (plus 4 based in Nice and a couple of overnights in Rome on arrival and departure, this all during the spring break week). And as a group of teenagers, what did we do when we arrived in Paris on a grey March Sunday morning? Look for McDonald’s. I shudder now.

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