Bonjour from The City of Love: Paris, France

Mia at our hotel with a beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower in the background.

Mia at our hotel with a beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower in the background.  We really enjoyed exploring and falling in love with “The City of Love!”

It has been some time since my last post here on my blog.  Honestly, I’m not sure where the time has gone! We seem to be busier and busier as we are getting settled in. We enjoyed seeing our first snowfall here in Finland this past weekend.  I have also been meeting many moms from all over the world from Mia’s school and have been learning a lot about Finland as well as working on a few projects here.  We have managed to pick up a few Finnish words here and there as well since Mia is learning Finnish in school!

My family and I really enjoyed our first trip to Paris.  We didn’t have much time to explore on this trip, but we did manage to see a few of the must sees mostly in the late afternoons/evenings.  Once again, there were so many things that I wanted to take a photo of!  Paris was a little overwhelming, but so exciting all at the same time!   Overall, I thought Paris was a very beautiful city and it was nice to finally see the Eiffel Tower and the Mona Lisa in person!  Here are a few photos from our adventure:

Mia and I in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Mia and I in front of the Eiffel Tower.

We made it to the top of the Eiffel Tower (The Sommet). It was breathtaking!

We made it to the top of the Eiffel Tower one beautiful evening. It was breathtaking and it even rained some in true Paris style!

I am finally planning the trip at the very last minute... on a double decker bus!

I am finally planning the trip at the very last minute… on a double decker bus! Oh boy, where to start? So much to see in Paris!

Mia and I taking a nice break at The Musée du Louvre.

Mia and I taking a nice break at The Musée du Louvre.

Mia and her daddy at the beautiful Arc de Triomphe.

Mia and her daddy at the beautiful Arc de Triomphe.

The Mona Lisa

We were very excited to be able to take the journey into the famous Musée du Louvre to see the Mona Lisa in person and all of the other amazing artwork in this stunning museum.  We just wish we had more time to explore a little longer.  It was so massive and overwhelming that you would need an entire day to really get a good glimpse of all of the beautiful pieces on display.   Here are a few photos from our experience seeing the Mona Lisa for the first time:

Leonardo de Vinci's Mona Lisa portrait at the Louvre.  The most famous work of art in the world....

Leonardo de Vinci’s Mona Lisa portrait at the Louvre. The most famous work of art in the world.  There is just something about her… Truly stunning!

Mia and I really enjoyed seeing the Mona Lisa in person!

Mia and I really enjoyed seeing the Mona Lisa in person!

The crowd trying to get a shot of the Mona Lisa.  It was an amazing experience!

The crowd trying to get a shot of the Mona Lisa. It was an amazing experience!

Please click on the images in the gallery below to see a larger view:

Mia and I in front of Rodin's "The Thinker"

Mia and I in front of  “The Thinker” by sculptor Auguste Rodin

One of the most stunning sculptures: Rodin's The Gates of Hell.

One of the most stunning sculptures by Rodin: The Gates of Hell.

I will do one more post from Paris which will include images of the love locks and the beautiful Chateau de Versailles. I will end this post with two beautiful sunsets that I was lucky to get shots of.  The first one is at The Louvre – we were a little lost and ended up walking past it again at just the right time.  The last one is of the beautiful Eiffel Tower.

Sunset at the Musée du Louvre.

Sunset at the Musée du Louvre.

Sunset at the Eiffel Tower.

Sunset at the Eiffel Tower.

We can now mark Paris, France off our Red Pin Adventure Travel Bucket List:

Paris, France

Au revoir from la ville de l’amour! ♥

2 thoughts on “Bonjour from The City of Love: Paris, France

  1. So lovely photos. How cute Mia is! Paris has so much to offer that one trip is not enough. Many of Your photos raised memories to my mind past the years. This post is really lovely. Thank You.

    Like

Comment on this post:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s