An American Girl in Paris - Days 2-3

On our second day in Paris, breakfast-on-the-go was the order of the morning. The pastry shop near our hotel served the most delicious quiche, with crust that tasted like soft buttery croissants.

We hopped on L'Open Tour, an open bus tour that would take us around the entire city, allowing us to hop on and off at our desired tourist sites. We passed some of the most beautiful neighborhoods and admired the unique architecture on the buildings before stopping to stroll Champs Élysées, and marvel at the Arc de Triomphe. We stopped at the Musèe de Louvre as well, but didn't get to go inside as it was closed for the day.

After a quick meal, we headed to the new W Hotel in L'Opera for cocktails. I tried a "cockteal", a breakfast tea served with alcohol, which was absolutely delicious! Our final stop of the day was for dessert at a sweet little cafe called Cafe Latera.

Our final day in Paris found us spending the morning at Versailles, touring the castle and gardens; shopping for souvenirs in the Latin Quarter; and trying out the French version of Spanish food at Barrio Latino.

gorgeous entry way in Marie Antoinette's home at Versailles
Hall of Mirrors: the most enchanting thing at all of Versailles (in my opinion)
strolling along the Champs Elysees
Parisian street sign
Arc de Triomphe
an evening dessert: light Pana cota
aboard L'Open Tour 
Eiffel Tower against a perfect blue sky!
Perfectly spiced caramel popcorn at the W Hotel L'Opera
"Cockteals" at the W. English breakfast tea with Baileys and tiny Oreos to snack on

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