Dreams do come true…

and while seeing the WORLD has always been a dream of mine, Paris has always been at the top of my list.  This past weekend we took a couple of rest days from pedaling and flew to the “city of love”, and it truely was everything I had imagined and more.  From the fresh smell of baguettes, to the simple beauty of the street side flower markets and vendors along the Seine River, we began our walking tour at the Notre-Dame Cathédral, which was quite impressive to say the least.  While we chose not to go into any of the tourist traps and spend too many Euros, we decided to see as much of the city by foot and logged close to 30,000 steps on Saturday.  This is a list of the areas we walked through and stopped along the way to people watch ever so often.

  1. Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
  2. Louvre Museum
  3. Tuileries Garden
  4. Luxembourg Gardens
  5. Montparnasse Cemetery
  6. Place de la Bastille
  7. Sacré-Coeur Basilica
  8. Moulin Rouge
  9. Eiffel Tower
  10. Le Bear’s Den

We had an amazing croque monsieur for lunch at Café Trama thanks to my friend Shannon’s recommendation from her business travels to Paris, a fancy truffle inspired dinner at La Truffiere, and ended the evening with a beer and water at a ? bar.  We slept in a little on Sunday morning and enjoyed a late brunch at Who’s in the Le Marais district, and seeing the Picasso National Museum, before catching our flight back to Marseille.

Merci to Tim for planning and most importantly navigating the weekend trip as this was his 10th time to Paris.  

I’ve been whistling and singing this song all day as it seems appropriate from the high I’m on from my first trip to this magical city.

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No not just for some but for everyone.

What the World Needs Now Is Love” is a 1965 popular song with lyrics by Hal David and music composed by Burt Bacharach. First recorded and made popular by Jackie DeShannon, it was released on April 15, 1965, on the Imperial label after a release on sister label Liberty records the previous month was canceled. It peaked at number seven on the US Hot 100 charts in July of that year.[1] In Canada, the song reached number one.

Merci Paris…until next time. ????

3 Replies to “Dreams do come true…”

  1. Love reading your impressions, Steve! Looks like packed many highlights into a short stay!!! Beautiful photos & thought! I’m salivating…xoxoxo

  2. You had a wonderful time in a fabulous place. I am glad you got to go and a tip of the hat to Tim for his planning. He reminds me of Henry. Keep him!!!

    Xoxo to you both

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