Paris – A City to be Shared

There are three large rectangular plots of grass in the front of Luxembourg Gardens and they rotate which piece you're allowed to sit on on different days.  This one isn't one of your choices today.

There are three large rectangular plots of grass in the front of Luxembourg Gardens and they rotate which piece you’re allowed to sit on on different days. This one isn’t one of your choices today.

We are just wrapping up another day of sitting in the park, eating great food  and generally doing nothing; it is pretty much what everyone’s idea of vacation is. We love Paris and we’ll return, but it’s hard to leave. We came here with one solid plan, go see Versailles. We didn’t make it. We have been trying to get out there for 6 trips spread over 12 years and we just can’t seem to pull ourselves away from our little corner of the city.  I think if you look close enough you’ll see a shallow groove that Laura and I have worn into the sidewalk between the park and Rue Mouffetard. “Maybe we’ll make it out to Versailles next time,” we told ourselves on the day we decided not to go, but seriously, we are not going to make it out there next time either.

Even though we missed out on Versailles, again, it really was a great trip. For the first three days we walked an average of 15,000 steps (7+ miles) a day and then mellowed out to around 11,000 steps a day.  (Thanks for that info Fitbit.) I don’t think we came even close to walking off those eclairs and cheese crepes though. In fact half of those steps were walking from the crepe shop to the patisserie to the gelato shop to the…I’m sure you get the idea.

One fun bonus on this trip was that we met up with a couple  friends from work that were in London and took the Eurostar over for the day.  We had the chance to show them around our little neighborhood, grab a bite to eat and then grab another bite to eat.  Out of the six trips here we’ve met up with friends on five of those trips.

Paris is a city to be shared with friends and family and every time we’ve been here with friends we’ve loved it.  See you in Paris soon.

More art around the park.

More art around the park.

Here's  Paris.

Here’s Paris.

 

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