cold, windy, smelly, dirty…..but WONDERFUL!
The weather was cold & windy the first days ( I even bought mittens) but then the sun came out and everything was good again. On the positive side it didn't rain! Nothing ruins a vacation like rain. I hear in Germany they had rotten weather so I guess we were lucky we were in Paris.
Where do I start to tell you about our trip? First off…our hotel and room were great (the rooms are small in Paris) it was clean, pretty and centrally located. The staff were friendly (even spoke English) and breakfast was filling. I don’t even want to know how many calories I ate in Croissants ??
I felt like a princess sleeping in this bed. I would of loved to steal the white bedspread but our suitcases were to small.
They even had fluffy bathrobes & slippers waiting for us.
The bathroom had a bidet …I never did know what to do with one of them…guess I am not European enough!
One of the things I really wanted to see while in Paris was a flea market . It turns out the big flea market (Marché Vernaison) is open Saturday - Mondays. After checking into our hotel my Hubby & I took the Metro up to the flea Market …all I can say is “ Oh my God”!! If you are a antique collector this is the place to go and drool! (Julia, I thought of you the whole time!) I found the coolest old scissors there…but once the man told me they are from 1800 something and cost 580€ I had to pass…that was a tick over my budget.
Map of all the booths. The booths are permanently there. They just open it up for the weekends.
Beads to drool over……
I would hate to have to polish all this silver!
Love this headboard…I would feel like a princess sleeping in a bed like this! Check out how long that table is.
Aren’t these antique toys adorable?
…Paris really is a collectors Paradise. Next time I have to bring more time & money!
I also found the best fabric street in Paris! But I will tell you more about that tomorrow….
…now I am off to make some dinner…