Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter From Paris


In Paris, our Easter weekend began with an early morning stroll past Notre Dame, to check the state of the line to pay a visit. Each time we have passed by this week it has very been long, and this time was no exception, wrapping and weaving in front of the cathedral and extending a ways down a side street. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact Notre Dame celebrates its 850th anniversary this year, (amazing!) but at the same time I just have to ask myself what has happened to those days when you could walk by and simply stroll in at will? The lines have certainly surprised me on this trip to Paris! 


So we kept walking, deciding to stop by again in the early evening right before closing.


Exploring the winding streets, one delight that continues to charm are the sweets!




And the windows were full of very chic Easter treats.



After a day of shopping and lots of stops for eating (I think we were all a little worn out!) we again wandered past Notre Dame. There is a wonderful little park on the far end of the cathedral - which on a warm day is a perfect place to sit and enjoy the scenery - but in cooler temperatures such as this keeping active is much smarter. Can you believe we actually saw a couple snow flakes earlier in the day?!


Peace.



And a half hour before the doors of Notre Dame closed to tourists, the line was short and moving quickly, allowing us to pay a visit to this stunning structure and watch preparations for the Easter Sunday services. 


Have a wonderful Sunday!

9 comments :

  1. Happy Easter! What a fun way to spend the day! Those Easter treats are gorgeous! A little fancier than the ones we just found around here!

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  2. Love following along on your adventures! Happy Easter!

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  3. Beautiful Janell....A gorgeous place to be in the spring!

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  4. So fun experiencing Paris all over again through your eyes! Have a wonderful Easter Sunday in PARIS!! xo Kathysue

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  5. I would love to take a trip with my family one day soon! Happy Easter ....Erica
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  6. I am shocked - when I was there 9 years ago around Christmas I walked in. I never waited! It is such a stunning building. Hope you are having fun!

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  7. Beautiful gorgeous place paris..:)
    Loved it


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  8. I can't think of a better place to be for Easter! Paris is right any time! xo

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  9. My husband and I were in Paris last year in early December and were lucky with the lines for the most part, but noticed a huge increase in the number of people traveling at that time of year. We lived in Geneva in the 80s and no one traveled to Europe in the winter, but that is not the case anymore. It's still fun . . . and still much better than visiting in the summer!

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