Wednesday, July 18, 2018

50 Things To Do Before I'm 50 - Travel to Paris

I actually completed item number 8 (Travel to Paris) on my 50 Things To Do Before I'm 50 List back in the fall on our trip to Europe; however, I just realized I haven't shared about it here on the blog nor finished the page in my 50 Things Mini-Album.

We spent three days in Paris, arriving by Thalys train from Amsterdam about mid-day. After checking into the hotel, we set out for the Eiffel Tower.

After a three-hour wait in line, we boarded an elevator for the ascent to the top. We took lots of photos from the two levels - it was amazing.

Evening was falling as we headed back to the Metro station, and we enjoyed seeing the tower all lit up.

Our second day in France, we headed outside Paris to Velizy to visit the French company that was acquiring the company Robbie works for here in the states (that acquisition was completed earlier this summer). We enjoyed a short tour of the corporate campus as well as a delicious lunch served in one of the private dining rooms.

The next day we spent out and about in Paris - we toured Notre Dame, wandered the streets along the river, ate delicious macaroons filled with ice cream, and "marched" to the Arc de Triomphe.

Of course, there are lots more things to do in Paris, so hopefully we'll have the opportunity to visit there again. For now, I've checked this item off my list and added a photo to my 50 Things mini-album.


  1. La Belle Paris! A short visit is ideal, so that you don't become overwhelmed, and you have a reason to return!

  2. What a wonderful trip & great that you could tick off such an exciting item on your 50 before 50 list.


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