Saturday, May 12, 2012


Ah, Paris. For our big trip in May, Brian and I headed off for a few days in Paris, and met up with our friends from Seattle, Darcy and Ian. We took the TGV, which takes approximately 4 hours to zip you from Zurich HB to Paris Gare de Lyon at speeds reaching up to 200 mph! While in Paris, we saw most of the sights, thanks to Darcy's Paris enthusiasm, and ate most of the food, of course. We stayed in the cute Rue Cler area, where we had ample supplies of croissants at our ready, as well as the Eiffel Tower peeking above the buildings.

Amy + Brian

In addition, we ended up being in Paris during the final French presidential elections. As we visited the Arc de Triomphe, we saw all the police and riot barriers and decided we should get dinner in another area. As it turned out, we ate dinner right next to the Bastille, where the real party was going down when Hollande was announced as the winner. We got caught up in the crowds, got kissed by a random French guy, and heard the singing of the Marseille. Exciting!


My favorite parts of Paris were the Musee d'Orsay, all the city gardens, eating on the lawn in front of the Eiffel Tower, and the small amount of shopping I squeezed in before we left - as well as seeing our friends :) Brian and I will definitely be back to Paris in the future, but maybe we say that about every place we go? More pictures here!