Three Days in Paris

3 days in Paris, 3 whole days!  We walked along the River Seine starting at Notre Dame during a Sunday morning service and ending our walk near the Eiffel Tower.  It was a day of Paris heaven!

The weather was beautiful and the scenes so French! We took our time and  enjoyed  every minute.  Can you imagine living in apartments that overlook the river?  There were so many of them, dressed in their beautiful shades of ivory, with gray roofs.  Oh Paris, you really are a beautiful city!


We saw a huge group of people on a sponsored “walk”.  We never figured out what the walk was for, but it was still exciting!  The walkers were followed by police on horseback.  I wonder if any of them think about how lucky they are to live in such a beautiful city.  Wouldn’t you love to be able to view your own city through the eyes of someone seeing it for the first time?

 Paris is for shopping and there’s nothing quite like it.  Flea markets, little shops filled with treasures just waiting to be found, and gourmet delights around every corner!

 It can be sunny one minute and then the next minute the clouds move in and it pours rain.  I saw Paris in the rain, watching from a cozy corner of a local Bistro, sipping Cappuccino.  Since we didn’t have umbrellas it was nice to be sitting under an awning.  It didn’t take longer than 45 minutes and the rain stopped and all the umbrellas were gone!


Believe it or not we saw quite a few PINK cars in Europe!  Pink!  I fell in love when I saw this little Vespa!  There she was in all her glory, the Mona Lisa of scooters just parked on the street.  I stood in awe and it took a moment to catch my breath!


 And this was  our view across from our hotel!  The Pantheon! 


Hotel Des Grands Hommes


Next we took the Eurotrain from Paris to London and spent 3 days touring the Cotswalds!  Did you know there’s a Cath Kidston store in the Cotswalds? 

Back soon!



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  • Stefanie - Ohhhh…3 days in Paris!Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.


  • Vickie E - looks amazing Anne….glad you had a fabulous tripReplyCancel

  • Patty - I’m so happy for you! I’ll never forget the wonder in my eyes the first time I saw Paris! Lucky you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Vivian - Oh, how lucky you are to have gotten to visit Paris. I think my husband and I decided that is our 5 year trip plan. Both of my kids want to go too. I told them to start saving their money.

    I am curious. You said Paris is a city of shopping. How were the prices compared to ours here in America?ReplyCancel

  • Sherri - Everything is absolutely gorgeous…what a wonderful vacation it must have been…memories for a lifetime, I’m sure! And that pink scooter is just too cute!ReplyCancel

  • Piecefully, Pam - Thank you for sharing your photos and stories, Anne. It looks just amazing!!! Pink too!? ; ) Enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - What a wonderful collage of umbrella shots. Looks like you are definitely having LOTS of fun.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky - Okay, I’m officially jealous! I love Paris! I love all the small specialty shops! I love the language! I love Paris in the springtime … oh, Lordy, now I’ve burst out into song! Can’t wait to read all about the Cotswalds!ReplyCancel

  • Dandelion Quilts - Oh, what a trip….looks wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • chickie - I can see that you fell in love. You can see why Lisa and I go so often, your pics are so beautiful, thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Jean - I’m assuming you are ordering a pink Vespa when you get home?ReplyCancel

  • Martine - Beautiful pictures of Paris.
    Thank you Anne
    Martine – FranceReplyCancel

  • Barb - OOOO LA! LA! Paris looks so wonderful!! (and though I may be jealous :), I am so happy for you. I’ve never been there and it is the ONE place I REALLY want to visit. Hopefully, someday!!

    I loved your comment about seeing ‘your’ city through the eyes of someone seeing it for the first time – what a great thought.

    …and that pink Vespa is just too perfect! especially for you!!

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful trip and pictures with the rest of us! Gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy C. in Utah - Anne, More beautiful pictures. *sigh* I am not a traveler but oh, the things I miss by being a home-body. I’m so glad I can live vicariously through your photos. I’ve been checking every day for new photos. Thanks so much for sharing them. Like you, the pink Vespa really caught my eye. The weather however in Paris sounds a lot like Utah…our attitude in Utah is, “if you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes or drive 5 miles and it will change”…oddly, it’s pretty true, LOL.
    Enjoy the rest of your travels.ReplyCancel

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski - Wow, wow, wow! That looks like so much fun Anne! The beauty you captured in your photos make me so want to visit those place.
    I do think you need a pink Vespa.ReplyCancel

  • bea - oh my …I am in heaven thu your fablous pictures..
    thanks for sharing your wonderful trip.ReplyCancel

  • LoriD - So beautiful! One of these days I’ll have to visit in real life!!ReplyCancel

  • Pauline - Sounds like a picture perfect trip. Luv that scooter. It is the perfect color. Are you sure your name was not on the license plate? Have a wonderful day.ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Anne, the photos are amazing! Thanks for sharing your little shopping trip with us, I would love to see what you have stashed in your bags for the trip home :-)ReplyCancel

  • Loraine - The wedding looks picture perfect! Thanks so much for the pictures. I’m just drooling, and feeling like I’m there with you! Keep having a great time.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra - Loved your Paris shots Anne, someplace I have always wanted to visit. I am so happy that you are having such a well earned trip. I hope England was just as beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Christie - Anne the pictures are beautiful – what a wonderful trip you’ve had and all the inspiration & ideas that must be swirling around in your head!!
    Quilty hugs,
    Christie & ShellieReplyCancel

  • pam seaberg - After seeing these pictures I have to go. I’ve been wanting to for a long time, and I now have a Quilting friend who wants to go. Thank you so much for sharing your trip!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - Oh Paris!!! is a little piece of heaven…it spoils one for any other city. Looks like you got to see all the highlights, I do hope you got to Versailles, Tuileries, and the Louvre. Nothing like it anywhere in the world!

    Love your pictures, I feel like I was there too!

    Happy SewingReplyCancel

  • Wendy - I love Paris, we were there a few months ago and I love every minute. The rainy day pictures are precious.ReplyCancel