Paris in September

IMG_8924“He who contemplates the depths of Paris is seized with vertigo. Nothing is more fantastic. Nothing is more tragic. Nothing is more sublime.” — Victor Hugo.

I recently spent a week in Paris with my oldest son. It was a return trip for me but first time for my adult son. We had a great time. Not as crowded with tourists and cooler weather.

We enjoy museums, which made Paris an ideal destination. So many to visit and we covered almost our entire list. The Louvre, Muse d’Orsay, Rodin, Picasso and the Pompidou Center. Our favorite was the d’Orsay. Fantastic setting inside an old train station and a killer collection with more Impressionist paintings than you can handle in three days.

We took the time to get all the way to the top of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triumph as well as Sacré-Coeur on beautiful sunny days.

One of the most interesting attractions were the catacombs beneath Paris. Amazing to see the bones of tens of thousands of Parisians who died and were relocated underground to prevent the spread of disease.

Everyone treated us with kindness and respect and went out of their way in restaurants to accommodate my son’s allergies. Terrific culture, food and of course wine.

We ventured away from our usual airlines and took a chance on Air France. Their service was premium all the way. Boarding, seats, entertainment choices and the food get top grades. I would recommend them.

My wife and I are discussing living in Paris for a summer after retirement.

My Paris album on Flickr is here