“Oh, but Paris isn’t for changing planes, it’s… it’s for changing your outlook, for… for throwing open the windows and letting in… letting in la vie en rose” — from the 1954 movie Sabrina.
We agree. Not only is Paris always a good idea, it offers a good time. Now that COVID is abating (hopefully), taking a trip seemed like a nice idea for spring break. We found Paris more beautiful than promised, and more friendly than advertised. Here’s what we experienced: found inspiration that related to Virginia, toured the famous sites, set the table, payed our respects and joined in the city’s abundant fun!
Dulles International Airport is less than an hour away, so it is easy to book an international flight from there. Save your pennies, buy some VERY good walking shoes and start dreaming. Until then, we’ve got you covered.
See the sites.
An engineer by training, Eiffel founded and developed a company specializing in metal structural work, whose crowning achievement was the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower was built to be one of the main attractions at the Paris World’s Fair in 1889; it can be seen from almost any direction in Paris.
Eighteenth-century French one-story pavilions such as the Hôtel de Salm were the inspiration for Jefferson’s plans for Monticello; the dome was the first in the United States. A central octagonal dome dominates the structure of Jefferson’s Charlottesville home. Jefferson was a frequent visitor to Paris; he used the Parisian architecture as the basis of many of his designs including the Virginia state capitol building.
Pay your respects.
This World War II cemetery in France contains the graves of nearly 9,400 war dead, and nearly 1,600 names on the Walls of the Missing, most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations. These crosses are a heartbreaking cost of the freedom we enjoy today.
Set the table.
The French consider each meal as an expression of their love for food and community. The bright colors and mix of patterns gives this table an elegant, but casual appearance.
Find the fun!
We found it. The French don’t take themselves too seriously, but their food is another matter.
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