I thought I’d book end my first Paris/Bruges blog by writing about our first day in Paris. Then we’ll see where mood, whim and fancy takes us.
While researching our trip, Sally found a fabulous river cruise on the Le Calife which we booked at the end of our first full day in Paris. We had been told we had to experience Paris at night – that it was the city of light. What better way to see the city lights than on a Seine River cruise. Not just any cruise, but a 2 hour dinner cruise! It turned out to be the perfect way to introduce ourselves to Paris!
As night fell, we set off… catching glimpses of many famous landmarks such as Notre Dame.
The city scape…
A structure called The Paris Docks. Built on an old 1907 concrete warehouse structure on the banks of the Seine. Very cool at night!
The Musee d’Orsay. More on that another day…
The Palais Bourbon.
No tour would be complete without the Eiffel Tower. It’s scale caught me off guard. It is immense and beautiful!!! Oddly enough, this was as close as we got to the Tower. Just too many things to do… And like any good designer, we had to edit our list…
While the gorgeous scenery passed by the boar’s interior, food and wine was a delight as well. The bar was done in copper and glowed in the evening light.
The upper deck where we sat for dinner. Who needs decor???
As I had hoped, the wines were fresh and deliscious. I hope I can find this Philippe Tessier wine in the US.
As the evening drew to a close, we both agreed that the entire cost of the trip was worth it already!
Little did we know how much better it was going to get.
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