We arrived in Paris the Sunday night after the wedding at the Grim's Dyke via Eurostar. We checked into the Renaissance Arc De Triomphe, which was one of the hotels we booked using our Marriott points. The hotel was sleek and ultra modern with a little Indonesian influence. The free breakfast buffet was wonderful in the mornings featuring pastries and jams, cooked to order omelettes, fresh fruits, sauteed mushrooms and tomatoes, an assortment of fromage, and fresh squeezed fruit juices. To say the least, it was definitely one of the better hotel breakfasts we've had, and we have stayed at many hotels.
We spent our first full day in France doing a tour of Normandy and the D-Day beaches. Check out our post on Normandy for details.
Since Scott's parents joined us for the week in Paris following the wedding in London, our week was packed with full days of a crash course of Paris. We had both been to Paris before during prior European vacations, however since it was Scott's dad's first time, we had to make sure we hit the major points in just a couple of days.
We hit up the main city attractions including the Le Tour Eiffel, Notre Dame Cathedral, an hour long cruise down the Seine, a stroll down the Champs Elysees, and the Catacombs.
We will be going back to Paris in July for Bastille weekend, so we plan to give lots more details about our Parisian experience then, so here are a few pictures to hold you over 'til then.