Unbelievable Weather for a July Stroll in Paris
Bonjour mes amis,
If you’re a person who likes it cool, then this is your time to be in Paris. Yesterday, it barely reached 70 degrees. Today may be a little warmer. We can’t recall another year quite like this one in terms of weather. Remind me of this when it’s 95 degrees in mid-August because I know the pain is coming…ha! It does affect everything and everyone’s state of mind.
Our day yesterday was focused around the Champs Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe and some historical monuments that we wanted Carson to learn about. Yes, it required a lot of walking with tired feet, but alas, that is Paris. The only real way to see it is with your feet and a little help from the subway. Carson is becoming a pro at getting around and understanding the mechanics of using Le Métro.
Bernie and I got everyone to the Arc de Triomphe and let them go up by themselves as we have done this adventure so much. Great photos taken by Natalie as are most of the ones from today. Please forgive replications and the order as photos are loading from everywhere it seems. I scramble to get them all air-dropped into my iPad.
The walk down Les Champs led us first to the beautiful and unique Apple store (it’s a total WOW!) and then down to the end of Avenue George Cinq to the memorial for Princess Diana and the tunnel where she was killed which held great fascination for the gals. Also the eternal flame replica of the Statue of Liberty.
Along the walk to La Place des Etats-Unis, we caught some doors and door knockers.
Our cool evening stroll was magical through the Tuileries Gardens, La Place de la Concorde and over to the Hotel de Crillon where in 1945 the peace treaty was signed in what is now the beautiful front salon which ended the war and led to the formation of the United Nations. We couldn’t really see much but the front as they are pretty snippy about letting tourists come in, which is understandable.
Natalie managed to sneak some excellent “lovers” photos today.
As we experience our final day together, we’re off to the Luxembourg Gardens, some more shopping, and finally at 4pm we have tix for the Eiffel Tower. Carson is a bit afraid of heights so we hope he will survive this okay.
They depart from the hotel around 10am tomorrow, and we wish them safe travels and hopefully some good memories.
L & B
July 17, 2021 @ 10:04 am
What a fun day! That surely IS a lot of walking! I love the sunset over the pool pics!
July 17, 2021 @ 11:12 am
Always love my morning “Paris Fix” Thank you for your continued reporting on wonderful sights!
July 17, 2021 @ 11:45 am
So much fun shared together
July 17, 2021 @ 11:46 am
Please tell Natalie I said “Bravo” on her photography📸. I truly enjoyed looking at her photos. Hoping all goes well for their last day.
Diane K Strickland
July 17, 2021 @ 2:43 pm
Beautiful Photos, thanks Linda
July 17, 2021 @ 7:03 pm
Carson’ going to have a great show & tell! But wait, in his grade he’ll prolly write a paper of some sort…
July 17, 2021 @ 8:42 pm
Oh, will they ever have such memories! You and Bernie have done such a fine job making it so special for them. Sure hope Carson makes it to the top!
July 18, 2021 @ 1:23 am
I enjoyed the picture that showed the tree lined street leading from old Paris into modern Paris. The very large door at the Apple store made of what looks like bare wood — very nice. But, I couldn’t find a door knob. Could have blended so well that I couldn’t see it. I know Carson must be enjoying the subways. I believe at that age, you could have just put we on the subway and let me ride it for a week and I’d been happy. I’d like to know what each of your guests favorite memory will be, but that’s probably something they won’t know for awhile. Good trip.
July 18, 2021 @ 1:38 am
That door is not a usable door but part of the original building, I suppose. There was no door knob. And yes, Carson has been fascinated by the subways. Yesterday, he got a taste of the train which runs below the subways.