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Paris landmarks…and some macarons

We did a lot of walking around today and saw a lot of Paris’ iconic monuments! First off was Notre Dame (front and back).

We wandered around that area for a couple of hours, then made our way to Champs-Elysees to see the Arc de Triomphe. It is definitely an experience seeing this loom in front of you as you ascend the Metro stairs!

Here’s another one of our “sort of in the same picture” pictures. :)

Since we were on the famous Champs-Elysees, I HAD to get macrons from Laduree. My friends Steph and Fiona had been telling me about these amazing macrons, and since they are both bakers, I knew they knew their stuff. We waited in line for about 30 minutes…then I saw a display of boxes. The lady working that counter greeted us and said we could buy an assorted box right then and there without waiting in line. Since I didn’t know what I wanted anyway (and being my first time, I would have been that girl taking foreverrrr choosing flavors). WIN!

After Laduree, we skipped over to the Louvre to see the pyramid lit up at night. Suuuuch a beautiful place at night! I couldn’t take enough photos!

One of things Chris and I value while traveling is anything we can rest our camera on to take a photo of the two of us. The courtyard at the Louvre had a bunch of short, stone pillars, so we were able to get a picture together. Like, together together. :D

We’re off to Versailles tomorrow!

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