Jessica Rayome

Paris

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The Walters sisters take Europe. For two weeks anyway. 

 Possibly one of my new favorite treats. This is a tarte fraise which is basically a sugar cookie equivalent, custard, strawberries, and honey. Oh and the Eiffel Tower is casually in the background. 

Possibly one of my new favorite treats. This is a tarte fraise which is basically a sugar cookie equivalent, custard, strawberries, and honey. Oh and the Eiffel Tower is casually in the background. 

So my little sister is pretty darn impressive. She speaks three languages and since August, has been living in France teaching. She won't be back until mid summer, so I decided to visit her about the halfway mark! Really selfless of me, I know. We got to travel all over the place, but today's post focuses on where we both started and ended our trip. PARIS!

 This is the Sainte-Chapelle in France. The only way to get up to this is up these small winding staircases, but I dare say it was worth it. Looks like a scene straight out of Beauty and the Beast right?

This is the Sainte-Chapelle in France. The only way to get up to this is up these small winding staircases, but I dare say it was worth it. Looks like a scene straight out of Beauty and the Beast right?

So first of all I just want to pat myself on the back for actually finding Rachael. My dad will gladly support me in saying that directions aren't my strong suite. I managed to fly by myself on three different planes, in three different countries, and take the subway to find Rachael on a street corner, all with a giant backpack. We may have made quite the scene when we found each other. 

Paris was absolutely amazing. It is packed full of beautiful places, and I dare say we saw close to all of them. I also don't think I have ever walked so much in my life. EVER. I was literally limping and dragging my feet behind me. 100% worth it. 

We went to Notre Dame and got to walk past it several times a day, as our hotel was only a few streets over. Easily one of the more beautiful places I've been to. We went to the Louvre where I got to see the Mona Lisa (alongside all the other tourists in Paris). We strolled (staggered) along the river Seine, went to the Mussee d'Orsay, and ate lots of French Onion soup and Creme Brûlée (consequently the French just call it onion soup). 

We obviously saw the Eiffel Tower, ate way too many pastries (maybe the walking was a good thing...), saw the Arc de Triomphe, managed to find Moulin Rouge, explored inside Shakespeare and Company, and traveled up the many, many steps to see La Bailique du Sacre Coeur (I think she thought my weakness was funny). 

We ate, we drank, we laughed, we explored. I pretty much loved all of it. And Paris was just the first 2 days of the trip! Keep a look out for my next several posts on each of the places we visited! Have you all been to Paris before? Anything we missed that I should tell my sister to see before she comes home?

 Only the inside of the beautiful Notre Dame. I know it's crazy. I never thought of myself as liking stained glass until I saw all these churches!

Only the inside of the beautiful Notre Dame. I know it's crazy. I never thought of myself as liking stained glass until I saw all these churches!