|Me and my husband Moises on the grounds of Versailles|
|from Monument of Arc de Triompfe|
|our first visit to Paris in 2002|
It has been ten years since my husband and I first went to Paris. I decided to do a walk down memory lane and look for the old photos of our visit. There were so many things special about that trip. We loved the city and its people. We remember the street cleaners scrubbing down the streets every evening at 5pm. We stayed in the 8th arrondissement close to the Champs-Élysées at Hotel California. We have never paid so much per night for a hotel, except in Venice, Italy - but the trip was magical.
More information about the area we stayed, which I highly recommend, can be found here.
My husband, Moises, speaks French (as well as Spanish, English and Italian) so it made it easy to navigate the city. We had been married for less than two years, so we were still almost newlyweds. It was our first trip to Europe together. We loved spending time at the Louvre, a day trip to Versailles, and our many trips on the metro - also the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the river cruise we took. Not to be missed was the private tour we took at night to see the City ablaze in lights. (They don't call it the City of Lights for nothing!)
|Hop-on hop-off bus tour with a couple from Monterrey, Mexico|
Paris has the most beautiful architectural features, like the wrought iron railing below with the Sun King motif.
|wrought iron railing in Paris|