My first trip to France was thanks to the wonderful occasion of my sister-in-laws wedding in Burgundy. We made the most of it by spending some time in Paris and seeing the sights to check off the list. The flight over, despite being sleepless, was fairly uneventful save for the 30 seconds of random severe turbulence causing a wine incident.
The first stop after dropping our bags off and getting some lunch was strolling over to the Eiffel Tower and finding some shade in the nearly 100 degree heat.
After some more slow strolling and catnapping around the Grand Palais and Louvre we made it back to our hotel for a much needed shower and break. That evening we struggled to stay awake but still made it to Montparnasse tower that has some incredible views over the city.
The next morning it was time to visit the Paris underworld in the catacombs...
Back in the light, we found our way through the subway system to Sacré-Cœur in Montmartre.
After some wedding present shopping I found that the over the top Galeries Lafayette were nearby.
With an incredible pizza & cocktail dinner done (including getting an Aperol spritz that everyone was ordering) I went back to the Louvre for some night shots.
Staying so close to the Musée d'Orsay we felt a little obliged to go check it out on our last morning in Paris with the time we had left. The museum used to be a train station and has some incredible interiors and artwork of course!
Between a nice dinner the night we got in and a courthouse wedding the next morning we didn't get much of a chance to see Dijon, but there was some nice evening light from our hotel room.
Burgandy and Vougeot
The wedding ceremony was a little further south and before hand we got to do some wine tasting at Château de Meursault and explore the region a tiny bit.
After the lovely wedding we had to find our way back to the states and responsibilities. The path back was much less than direct but that's a story for another day...