Marianne of Style for Living commented that the 7th arrondissement was her favorite, we too loved the neighborhood! As we finished our stroll along the Rue de l'Universite we were greeted by the Eiffel Tower.
A special lunch was had in the Eiffel Tower at famed chef, Alain Ducasse's Le Jules Verne. No waiting in lines, a private elevator midway up the Tower, great views of the city, a remarkable meal and a memorable
lunch experience was had!
The dishes were works of art and did not disappoint the palette.
I'd rather be shopping commented that she/her husband walked from 9am to 7pm daily, and after our lunch I was glad that it was turning out to be our game plan too! After stepping out of the private elevator I had to stand still, look up and marvel at the inside of the Eiffel Tower...it's such an enormous structure!We walked across the Seine and got one last view of the Eiffel Tower...isn't if fabulous?
Needing to walk off lunch, we started our stroll down the Champs Elysees, made our way through the lovely Jardin Des Tuileries and into the Louvre. Elizabeth, the Diane James ladies and Frances all suggested that they were three musts, and they were!
Some of my Louvre favorites included finally getting to see the Mona Lisa!
La Venus de Milo
Giovanni Paolo Pannini's 1759 creation, Galerie de vues de la Rome Moderne had me in awe. This creation was art within art...look at the painting and then the close up...beyond amazing detail. I was floored.
We wrapped our day of sightseeing up with a visit to Notre Dame. It was at this point that I realized I would continually be in awe over the sights in Paris.
After a day of observing details, I concluded it is the little details that add up to something grand. When designing spaces do you pay attention to little details? The trim cord on a pillow? The wallpapered closet? The monogram on a towel?
Knowing that we'd be spending our evening eating our way through the St. Germain district we decided to go running along the Seine...it made working out fun! 5th and State commented that St. Germain was her favorite district and after spending everyday there, we decided it was ours too!
Pretty Pink Tulips, The Buzz/Diane James and The Zhush gave me a Streetwise Paris map which allowed us to navigate the streets with ease! Are you familiar with these maps? I have them for several locations and just think that they are the best!
I have one final post on Paris that I'll share next week. Have a great weekend!