Sunday, May 13, 2012

Paris - The Mother-Daughter Trip - Day One

First day in Paris. We had a red eye flight over the Atlantic. Arrived at Charles-deGaulle airport and took a RER to the Marais area of Paris. It was a long journey for us. We walked probably a mile past our destination, in an awestruck and jet lagged stupor!  After we found our apartment and met the lovely couple who hosted us, through Alcove and Agapes, a private bed-and-breakfast agency. We were tired to the core, but I managed enough french to say hello and get settled. We headed out for a walk and found our way to the Notre Dame. What a spectacular city! After 22 years since seeing Paris, it was really something to refresh my recollections of it.

And just in time to see the Seine at sunset.

Back to our neighborhood and we found dinner at an Italian deli around the corner. (Yes, it was Italian, but nonetheless, very authentic and delicious!) It was nice to have a little private balcony off our fifth floor room. We ate a lot of meals there!

That's it for Day one. I will continue to post more adventures in Paris soon.  à bientôt!