Flying Buttresses | Honeysuckle Life

I can count on one hand the times my husband has surprised me.

But when he does, he goes all out. Like the proposal I wasn’t expecting, or a birthday dinner with my family just after we moved home from Nicaragua. This time? It was two days in Paris gifted to me over a quiet anniversary dinner. With no sign of nerves, no hint or warning, he suggested a trip I’ve wanted to take for most of my life; Paris in spring. With tickets to see Yo-Yo Ma live. Definitely the most romantic thing he’s ever done!

So we spent two long days strolling the streets of Paris. We’ve been before, and checked most of the big touristy things off our list, so this trip was about eating good food, spending time together, and enjoying the sunshine. The perfect break from work!

Balconies of Paris | Honeysuckle Life
Hospital of Invalides | Honeysuckle Life
French Flag Flying | Honeysuckle Life Pink Camelia | Honeysuckle Life
Rooftops of Dupreix | Honeysuckle Life
Hotel Dupleix | Honeysuckle Life Brass Door Knocker | Honeysuckle Life
Metro Line 6 Paris | Honeysuckle Life
Rooftop Sign in Paris | Honeysuckle Life

Square de la Motte Picquet | Honeysuckle Life
Scooter in Paris | Honeysuckle Life
Little White Flowers | Honeysuckle Life
Street in Paris | Honeysuckle Life Vintage Blue Fiat | Honeysuckle Life
Busy Parisian Street | Honeysuckle Life
Pretty Door Handle in Paris | Honeysuckle Life
Vintage Blue Scooter | Honeysuckle Life Parisian Storefront | Honeysuckle Life

Stucco Doorway | Honeysuckle Life
Trees on the Seine | Honeysuckle Life Metro at Dupleix | Honeysuckle Life
Treetop | Honeysuckle Life

Rococo Detailing | Honeysuckle Life
Ferries on the Seine | Honeysuckle Life
Parisian Buildings | Honeysuckle Life
Trees lining a Parisian Street | Honeysuckle Life
Traditional Black Rooftop | Honeysuckle Life
Arc de Triumphe on a Sunny Day | Honeysuckle Life

We flew RyanAir from Dublin to Paris Beuavais, then took the shuttle bus into the city. It was a bargain for both the flight and bus, and relatively painless, despite the variety of complaints we found online. We stayed in Hotel du Petit Louvre, booked on Hostel World. The hotel is across the street from the Dupleix stop on Metró Line 6, and we could see the tippy top of the Eiffel Tower from our window. Most of the tourist attractions were a 15 minute walk from the hotel. The interior was dated (about a 2 star), but for the location and price, I would definitely stay again.

  1. Tracy A. says:

    What a wonderful surprise! Happy anniversary!

  2. Chris says:

    Wow!! Good job, Frank. Awesome!! A great gift. Happy belated Anniversary.

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