Earlier this week, I was attracted, somewhat unsurprisingly, to a blog post on The Simply Luxurious Life titled ’10 Ways to Unearth Your Inner Francophile’. In the post, Shannon lists a variety of ways that you might be able to bring a little bit of the French way of living into your everyday life.
I realised when I was browsing through some photos the other day that I hadn’t yet shared our visit to a beautiful medieval village in France – Oingt.
I think I’ve made this admission before…we’ve never been to the top of the Eiffel Tower. We’ve been as far as the second level several times, but never to the top. I’m sure we will get there one day but in the meantime I’m also sure that the regular teasing we get about this fact will continue.
Following on from last week’s post, I thought I’d share this photo of the Arc de Triomphe, which Scott took on our very first visit to Paris. It is one of my favourites.
Last weekend, I bought (another) print of le Tour Eiffel. This one, like all of them, is gorgeous. It is a very large, beautifully framed black and white image taken from the Palais du Trocadéro in 1928 and it features the Tower, the Palais gates and a lady looking back at the tower.
I’ve learnt a lot since starting this blog – in fact, blogging has opened up a whole new world for me. One unexpected benefit of blogging has been the opportunity to use my imagination more regularly. It’s safe to say that my corporate role doesn’t really allow me to tap into my imagination all that often!
One of the things I really love about Paris is that it is just as lovely at night as it is through the day. I can’t think of another city where you have to visit every landmark twice, just so you can experience it after dark.
There is obviously a lot of care and thought taken to ensure that the city shines beautifully against the night sky – after all, the spectacular lighting didn’t just happen on it’s own!
It’s hard to say, but I think my favourite is Sacré-Coeur. At night, light casts shadows on the white marble, and the shadows take on a life of their own. In my opinion some of the best views are from the back – but it looks pretty good from the front and sides too!
Until next time – au revoir.
Lots of travellers to France get a little overwhelmed by the sheer number of churches there are to visit while you are there. Sometimes it seems that there is a must visit place of worship on every corner and, if pushed, I’ll admit to a little bit of church fatigue at different times.
I’m starting to get a bit excited. We are looking at travelling back to France next year, and it’s only a few short weeks now until the early bird flights become available. And once the flights are booked, the planning can really commence.
We spent the weekend in beautiful Noosa, and you might remember from Saturday that I did not really expect to discover anything too French while we were there. Well, you should never say never.