Do you like to re-live memorable trips? I’ve been thinking about a year ago this week when we went to Paris. My second time there, and my husband’s first time–we flew across the ocean full of anticipation. We didn’t know whether jet lag would slow us down that first day. No, not at all! Here’s a peek into Paris as we experienced it Day 1, fresh off the plane that morning.
First stop: our hotel, to drop off our bags. We immediately fell in love with the location, right across the street from the Sorbonne, in the heart of the Latin Quarter.
On my wish list for Paris was finding a memorial plaque to those who bravely gave their lives during the liberation of the city in August 1944. I didn’t have high hopes I could find one. So what a surprise that on our walk from the train to the hotel, the first block had this:
After a cafe lunch (and famous Berthillon ice cream) we headed to Sainte-Chapelle. This medieval Gothic chapel boasts stained glass from floor to soaring ceiling.
What a wonder-filled first day in Paris. If you go, this itinerary makes a fine, full day, even if you’ve missed a night of sleep. I will admit I was so tired I fell asleep mid-text to a friend when we got back to our hotel. But I wouldn’t want to have missed any of our touring that day! Au revoir!