For as far back as I can remember I’ve always wanted to visit Paris, France. I took French in Jr. High and High school because I was determined I was going to attend the Sorbonne University, Paris. and further my studies.
I suppose at some point “Life Got in the Way” and to date I have not fulfilled my dream of visiting Paris, France. However, this is only a Dream Deferred because I am determined to get their soon.With the help of Gogobot I have been able to map out what I want to do when I firmly plant my feet on French soil.
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Now, to my trip to Paris, France.
Paris is filled with top notch 5 star hotels. But my choice was easy I am definitely going to stay at the legendary Hotel Ritz Paris built in 1898 by Cesar Ritz. That’s right when I visit Paris, I plan on doing it in style. With room rates starting at $1275/ night maybe they’ll give me a generous “Mommy Blogger” discount, (Wishful Thinking, I know.) From the 5 star reviews of people who have had the pleasure of staying there to the pictures of the pool and various rooms, this hotel “Exudes” Luxury.
Now that I’ve secured my accommodations I need to decide where I will go and what sites to see while visiting Paris, France. First on my list probably for nostalgic reasons would be the Sorbonne University, Paris. Remember, before I became a wife, mom and Awesome Blogger, I was going to be a top-notch foreign exchange student there.
I’ve attended my share of Universities, but Never in all of my life have I seen one as Impressive as the Sorbonne, University, Paris. En regardant cette école font l me donne envie d’être un chercheur.
Which translates into, Looking at this school makes me want to be a scholar. N’aimeriez-vous pas d’accord ma chérie?
All of this scholarly reminiscing has me feeling a little hungry.
My first food stop in this land of culinary decadence is:
The Laduree Patisserie was established in 1862 and is so much more than a restaurant. It’s a world renown bakery known for it’s brightly colored “french biscuits/macaroons“. They come in mouth watering exotic flavors like:
- Blackcurrant violet
- Caramel with salted butter, (Ahhhh!)
- Orange Blossom
I can imagine standing outside of this bakery greeting the bakers as they came to work every morning. These macaroons look so tasty and mouth watering.
No visit to Paris, France would be complete without a visit to the famous:
Described as the “mothership” of art for museum Lovers, the Louvre could easily be the Best Museum in the World! Originally built as a fortress in the 12th century, it was turned into a Royal Palace in the 14th century. It was opened to the public as a museum in 1793. Napoleon Bonaparte’s grand apartment; it’s attached to the museum.The Mona Lisa is also there. It would take several days to visit all of the museum including the controversial Pyramid added as an update many years ago.
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