Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Hello from Paris...

I'm in Paris at the moment, waiting for my family's flight to arrive tomorrow at 6 am. I've been here the last two days, staying in a great apartment, which I'd recommend to anyone wanting to rent an apartment for their stay in Paris and which I'll post details of when I get back.

When I can break myself away from the view from my balcony (I can see the Eiffel Tower, Sacre Coeur, la Grande Roue at Place de la Concorde, and the Seine. Any guesses which arrond I'm in?), I've been doing some Christmas shopping and trying to keep warm by stopping every 100 metres or so to have a coffee.

It's arctic here, and apparently snow is expected this week. That will make the city look even more Christmassy than it already does, but thinking I better go out and buy a hat. We have lots to pack in the next three days as my uncle has never been here, so I expect there will be lots of photos to post when we get back home!

8 comments:

carol b said...

Would love to see Paris all dressed up for Christmas...add that to my list of things to do in 2010 maybe!

tammyps said...

Have a fabulous time--but don't forget to drop in at Laduree for their macarons!

Magic27 said...

Haven't been to Paris in years (last time: very briefly in December 2003), but I'm guessing the 7th?
Have fun!

deedeeinfrance said...

Paris at Christmas is so wonderful. Have fun.

Dedene said...

Hope you could make it this morning to the airport with all the snow. Have a great time in Paris.
Joyeuses Fêtes!

Karin (an alien parisienne) said...

Hi! I am Karin, living in Paris, and I just read your article entitled "The Great Family Christmas Revival" on BonjourParis.com. I loved it! What a touching piece. :) I found your blog through a quick search (I figured if you were writing for BP.com you would have to have one...), and just wanted to comment here that I hope you have a very special time with all your family! Thank you for sharing your story and a very happy holiday to you and yours.

The Duchess said...

Hi Karin,
Thanks for your message! Glad you enjoyed the article and that you found me. Just returned home from Paris and the girls are so excited to see grandpa and my uncle. Should be a great Christmas for everyone! I'll stop by your blog soon and say hi!

Betty C. said...

I would also say you were in the 7me. I hope your family made it in time with all that snow! I would also love to get your apartment recommendation whenever you post it.

Perhaps 2010 will be the year we can meet up...

In the meantime, have a wonderful holiday: http://franceprofonde.blogspot.com/2009/12/happy-holidays-to-one-and-all.html