Wednesday, March 2, 2011


After the program went to Brussels we spent a few days in Paris and then I ended up spending the weekend in Paris with friends. It was incredible! I had been to Paris before and seen most of the major tourist attractions, so it was great to go back and take things at a little slower pace and look for more off-the-beaten-path things to see.

It was also interesting to try and communicate...I can speak fine with my host family here in Switzerland, but in Paris it turns out the French is quite different! They speak much faster! One Parisian even told my friend she had a Swiss French accent. I had no idea the dialects were so different. I wonder if we will all have Swiss accents when we speak French by the time we leave?

I think my favorite memory from Paris was when one day my friend's mom sent her a list of the best places in Paris for bread, pastries, cheese, etc. And so we set off on a bit of a treasure hunt all over the city to try and find them. We found most of them, and they did not disappoint! The others I will have to find when I go back...
 The first couple of days in Paris were really rainy. I don't think anyone minded though...our group was so excited we headed out to walk around the city all the same.

 The Eiffel Tower at night :) Every hour at night it lights up with white flashing lights.
 Baudelaire's tombstone at the Montparnasse Cemetery.
 Water well in the Catacombs.
Rainy night in Paris.
 Notre Dame at night from our boat ride on the Seine.
 Pain aux Rasins from the best pastry shop in Paris!
 And the best Espresso.
View from the Eiffel Tower.


  1. Your photographs are so beautiful! I think your mom could paint from them.

    You're having such a great time! Thanks for sharing your adventure! It's fun to come here and see what you are doing. :-)

  2. Megan, your photographs are amazing! I love them all, especially the one of the Eiffel Tower at night. Thank you for taking the time to post the photos and write about your adventures!

  3. Thanks Linda!! Glad you enjoy the photos :)