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Cite Metro, Paris

Cite Metro, Paris

Cite Metro, Paris

Cite Metro, Paris

I love the lights in the Cité metro stop.

It's so rare that we're in this station, but as soon as we stepped onto the platform, I remembered why I like it so much.

We're all beyond wrecked, jet-lagged, disoriented, etc., but still managed to honor our first day ritual of falafels, crepes and a walk to Notre Dame. This time was especially exciting because I got to enjoy seeing my favorite places alongside my parents who have never been to Paris. We're celebrating my dad's 60th birthday, and splurging a bit.

Speaking of splurge, I can't wait to show you photos of the gorgeous Haven in Paris apartment we're staying in. It's such a score, and Evan and I were discussing how many souls we'd sell to own it. Upon arrival, we were treated to fresh flowers, champagne, wine and flaky chocolate croissants. After the hellish plane ride, hour and a half long wait at customs, and Nascar-worthy cab ride, it truly felt like a haven.


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by D R E W

i like the cite station, too. i took this photos a few years ago while sitting on a train. i like the green cast, a la amelie the movie.


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by jen

i'm so jealous! it all sounds wonderful.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by parisimperfect

you make everything look like magic. i need to go back to the cite metro station and take another look around. i've never noticed it looking that beautiful :)


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Drew – Love that shot!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Lady Ren

sounds like you deserve an amazing hotel after your flight!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Jamie

Love living vicariously through your blog. Ever since I started reading Little Brown Pen, I have been dreaming of taking my family to Paris, as well. Our kids are the same age. Oh to dream. Lovin' the link you posted about apartments to rent while you are there.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by CitricSugar

Have fun showing your folks around!

And, if you ever venture towards Russia, St. Petersburg has the most incredible metro stations… We're talking Baroque, museum-quality with epically steep and deep escalators that drop very quickly. It's a trip.

Enjoy your respite. :-)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Sheri

That's an awesome shot of the ceiling (top photo). Seriously. It's pretty!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Linda Donahue

Now I'm REALLY homesick.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Jeanette

I love that 3rd photo. I am dreaming of crepes in Paris. I am allergic to gluten but they are worth every bite. I ate them for breakfast every day I was there. Ahhh, Paris. I'm glad you're sharing your trip with us.

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