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Jardin Des Plantes was one of our stops today. This park features a maze, greenhouse (which was closed) and a zoo. We were in a hurry to get to our next destination so we zipped through the maze.

Where’s Waldo was in there too.

We checked out the wallabies.

Love how this place has so much history and age to it.

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We continued our search today after getting a late start. Davina was supposed to wake us up early but instead let us sleep until noon! I’m thankful she did, so I made her breakfast; we’re on vacation for Pete’s sake. Our first stop was Jardin du Luxembourg.
Jardin du Luxembourg

It’s crazy busy but very large. There are multiple sections, including a basketball court and fountain where you can rent “sailboats.”

Whatever you do, don’t tread on the middle lawn. Park security will find you.

Here’s a shot of the wooded area:

There are many stone and bronze romanesque statues scattered throughout the park.

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After Dark

Just outside our loft.

Sacré Coer de Montmarte

Not only did we go to the highest park today, but also the highest point in the city (aka we walked up a lot of stairs/hills).

This is what I looked like after that flight.

Getting to the top was totally worth it though.

The detail in the Montmarte was magnificent!

And the view wasn’t too shabby either.

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The park, Buttes Chaumont, is quite large. Here is the view from the gazebo at the highest point:

There many open green spaces. This area reminded us of the hill at Barton Springs:

Some areas of the park were under construction. The others were populated with people from all walks of life.

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Parc de Belleville is the highest park in Paris. This park has a lot of character from the wooden playhouses, ping pong tables to the plush lawn.

We kept spotting kitties in this park.

This was the first time I saw the Eiffel Tower!

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We tried to wake up early today. Finding a location for our wedding was atop our agenda. We chose a few parks to scout, ate our breakfast, and were on our way!

Our first stop was La Promenade Planteé. It’s an old railroad track converted to gardens located 30 ft above street-level in a populated area of Paris.

It’s very nice but seems to serve as a trail for the locals. We saw many people running in exercise outfits and others eating lunch on benches.

The narrow walkway is lined with a variety of flowers. It appears well-kept. Every 100 yards or so you’ll pass under an archway. They appear quite nice wrapped with vines.

At one end of the trail there is a large green space where people participate in park activities.

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Bill or Check

We decided to go out for dinner and once again, we forgot our little French translator book. Luckily our waiter new English and explained the whole menu to us. We also asked if it’s called bill or check, they said either. At A La Renaissance Kyle had scallops

and I had roast beef and polenta

Soggy Stroll

It rained all day but that didn’t stop us from exploring… On our way to find coffee we stumbled across a boutique that featured handmade clothing and Davina proceeded to invade their privacy with a camera.

We found a nice spot to drink espresso outdoors

Cafe from Kyle Tweedy on Vimeo.

Without an itinerary yet, we walked around somewhat aimlessly and eventually hopped on the 1 train. When we emerged at the “Hotel de Ville” stop, an exhibit caught Davina’s eye: “Haute Couture.” Haute =fashionably elegant or high class and Couture =design and manufacture of fashionable clothes to a client’s specific requirements and measurements. The exhibit was cool; it featured couture from elite international designers, spanning time from 19th century until present day.
Haute Couture

From there we walked around the corner and stumbled upon a tourist area, identified by several souvenir shops. The attraction turned out to be the Notre Dame cathedral!
Notre Dame Cathedral

Directly across from the Cathedral was the most elegant dust screen I’ve ever seen. They went out of their way to preserve the vibe of the area while under construction.
Stylish Dust Screen

Nearby runs the river, “La Siene.” Here is a ground level view.
La Seine

Crepe Escape

Le crepes are on every corner, which is amazing. We had one for a mid morning snack and for lunch, you can never have too many. Here’s our Nutella crepe with a side of espresso.