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Paris in December Part 2


So far,  you could see that we ate our way around Paris. What can I say, we like our food and has Paris has the most fantastic food. Well, we didn’t just eat our way around Paris, we enjoyed many cultural pursuits as well. This City Girl turned Country Gal really enjoyed the city, once again!

My daughter and I love ballet and especially the Paris Opera Ballet :

Inside the Paris Opera

Inside the Paris Opera

Beautiful

Beautiful

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For the costumes above

For the costumes above

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For the costumes above

For the costumes above

Curtain call at the ballet

Curtain call at the ballet

Curtain call

Curtain call

Curtain call

We also enjoyed some great exhibits in some of the museums in Paris:

Musée d'Orsay

Musée d’Orsay

it was a rainy day but that didn't stop people from coming out

It was a rainy day but that didn’t stop us  or anyone else

This was the exhibit we viewed

This was the exhibit we viewed

Le Louvre

Another rainy day,  but that didn’t stop us. We enjoyed some of our favorite paintings at the Louvre

Just some of our favorites:

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My daughter especially loves the bookshops in Paris. She speaks and reads French fluently so the bookshops are a delight for her. I enjoy them also, even though I don’t speak French:

book shop

La hune one of my daughter’s favorite book shop

Polish Book Shop

Polish Book Shop that always has beautiful windows which we enjoy every year

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Oh, beautiful bookshops!

Shops and Holiday decorations in Paris:

Bon Marche

Le Bon Marche one of our most favorite department stores

Window decorations at Le Bon Marche

Window decorations at Le Bon Marche

Window decorations

Window decorations

I have never seen a merry-go-round in a toy department of any store, but in Paris at Le Bon Marche

I have never seen a merry-go-round in a toy department of any store, but in Paris at Le Bon Marche

Exquisite costumes for a special little girl

Exquisite costumes for little girls with big imaginations

A wrapped up BHV department store as you enter Le Marais

A wrapped up BHV department store as you enter Le Marais

Sorry I forgot some food photos:

A lovely place we went to for the first time

A lovely restaurant we went to for the first time

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No trip to Paris would be complete with out a trip to Notre Dame:

A view of Notre Dame from a bridge

A view of Notre Dame from a bridge

850 Year anniversary

850 Year anniversary

A tastful decoration at the entrance

A tasteful decoration at the entrance

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We were able to book seats for the Messiah at the Theatre des Champs-Élysées- what a wonderful experience:

The Theatre Champs-Élysèe

The Theatre des Champs-Élysèes

Beautiful Holiday decoration near the Theatre Champs-Élysées

Beautiful Holiday decorations near the Champs Élysées

Blue was the color of decorations throughout Paris

Blue was the color of most of the decorations throughout Paris this year

This next video I took from our seats way up at the top, over heads, while standing and leaning. Honestly, it’s mainly for listening to not really viewing because of my view. Sorry. Maybe you can start the video and then close your eyes and just listen. I hope you can still enjoy this beautiful encore: