We’ve been back from our trip to France for three days now and I’m still amazed that it actually happened. I had never been to Europe, so when the idea of taking a trip there came up — I was equally excited + terrified of trying something new. Michael and I spent 12 days traveling through Paris + Nice and testing our 5 years of French classes. Turns out we forget a LOT. I have a whole bunch of photographs from the trip, so I will be sharing them with you all over the next couple weeks! Needless to say, I can’t wait to get back and explore more over there. It’s beautiful.
We did several “touristy” things while in Paris, but my most favorite thing was to simply get lost and walk around. Michael mapped out our routes at the end of each day and calculated that we walked upwards of 100 miles total during our entire trip. Yikes! But it was all in the name of more pastries, basically. I had heard from a few people that Rue Montorgueil was an exciting street filled with shops, cafes, and bakeries ( all pictured above + below ) — so naturally, we stopped by at least three times. After comparing the “famous” éclairs from both Stohrer and Maison Collet, we declared Maison Collet’s version as the winner. I’m 100% certain that I’ll be dreaming about these for quite some time!!
Life in France is certainly different from what we’re used to here in many ways. For one thing, all of the buildings are so rich in history and much much older than most things in the states. I couldn’t get enough of all the little details. Fruit / veggie stands + flower markets were everywhere … so many things we don’t usually get to see on the daily. So we drank it in and kept on walking. Traveling with Michael has always been nice as we compliment each other well. He’s the only person I could literally spend this much time with and be perfectly fine with it. I’ll leave you with a few more pictures and share some more very very soon! Now back to work for me.