LGRAB aime Paris

Since we’ve been going on about our fall vacation over the last week, here are some scenes from our October trip to the City of Lights. We didn’t bike while we were there—it was just a 48-hour trip—but we walked our feet off. We’d both been to France and Paris before, so our priority this time around was acting like locals. Well, and doing a little photo shoot on the banks of the Seine.

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The weather could have been better, but we were just happy to be in Paris. We were also incredibly pleased with our budget hotel, the Hotel Tiquetonne. For just 60 EUR a night, you have this view.

 

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If you look carefully, you might see Sacré Coeur in the background.

paris rooftop view

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And this stairwell.

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And you’re incredibly close to this wonderful restaurant. We had to settle for the wine bar, but it was worth the wait. Afterwards, we shut down the café near our hotel—the perfect Paris night out!

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More beautiful Paris pictures:

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Pretty sure Dottie was taking the photo above when Trisha took this one:

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We also made time to stop for an apèro. Or three!

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Coffee and crepes on a rainy day.

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Shopping at Galeries Lafayette‘s flagship store. We spent our time/money in the food hall, but admired everything else.

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The store’s beautiful ceiling

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A quick stop at the Musée Carnavalet.

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That is all.  <3

P.S. see our previous trip to Paris here, plus bicycling Versailles and an American girl(s) on Velib.

  • John Kirk (Birmingham,UK)

    HCB would appreciate the switch to monochrome :-)

    • http://letsgorideabike.com/blog Dottie

      Yes, Paris looks most beautiful in black and white film, I think. :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/barbara.bidan Barbara Bidan

        What camera did you use for the pictures? They look really nice!

        • http://letsgorideabike.com/blog Dottie

          Thank you. I used a Mamiya 645 Pro medium format camera with Fuji 400H film for color and Kodak Tri-X 400 for black and white.

          • http://www.facebook.com/barbara.bidan Barbara Bidan

            Thanxs. I’m starting to get interested in photography, love your other blog btw. I’m starting really low key though (a Diana+).
            And thank you for sharing the pictures!

          • http://letsgorideabike.com LGRAB

            Cool, I have a Diana F+, too. Love her. :)

  • Cameron Adams

    Thanks for all the travel tips. We’re off to Paris and Amsterdam at month’s end.

    • http://letsgorideabike.com LGRAB

      Nice – have fun!