I’m finally getting around to posting part 2 of my Paris trip!  If you missed part 1, you can see it here.

Paris is seriously such a beautiful city!  I loved the way all the buildings looked with their cute little balconies & potted plants and ornate doors!  And I LOVED their public transit!  It was so easy to get around the city by metro and by Velib (their bike share system).  And now with so many smart phone apps that have offline maps with location services (meaning you’re not using any data but your phone can still detect where you are), you never have to worry about getting lost!  My favorite apps for getting around in Paris were Ulmon and Paris Metro.  The TripAdvisor app is also a good one.

Also, I have to mention that Michelle & I were very impressed with what people were able to transport via their bikes.  We saw a lady with a special little hook on the back of her bike that allowed her to pull her rolling suitcase behind her.  So clever!  Oh, we also saw a TON of people on roller blades…including some police officers at the Louvre!  I love that Paris is so multi-modal.

Enjoy these little snippets of Paris!

Paris_France_30Paris_France_06Paris_France_16The Centre Pompidou – Many museums in Paris offer free entry on the 1st Sunday of each month, and we happened to be there at the right time!
Paris_France_33Paris_France_34Paris_France_35Paris_France_36Berthillon ice cream!Paris_France_37Lots of awesome street art everywhere you go!
Paris_France_38Paris_France_40Paris_France_32Sacre Coeur
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