The D&O Diary’s European itinerary continued  with a quick weekend stop in Paris. The weather forecast projected rain for pretty much the entire weekend. And it did in fact rain Sunday morning. But the rest of the weekend was dry and more or less sunny.


As far as I am concerned, the thing to do in Paris when the sun shines is to walk. Or, rather, to stroll. And that is pretty much what I did for the entire weekend, taking advantage of the unexpected November sunshine to see many of the city’s most famous sites.


November is not necessarily a time of the year for which Paris is best known. It is not April in Paris. The wind has a chilly edge. At times, a scarf and a hat are not only useful, but occasionally required. Darkness gathers early. But just the same, when the sun shines, it is still just as beautiful. The pictures say it all.


Le Jardin du Luxembourg


Le Palais du Luxembourg


La Fontaine Médicis in the Jardin du Luxembourg


Arc de Triomphe


Sacré-Cœur Basilica


La Sorbonne


Le Panthéon


La place des Vosges


Le Canal Saint-Martin


Paris in November