We’re in Paris for Christmas this year. We arrived this morning, Paris time — which was still the middle of the night, East Coast time — and now we’re dealing with jet lag on a rainy day along the Seine.
I’ve never been to Paris during the winter months, so this trip is a real treat. After arriving via the Metro this morning we took a walk to the Ile de la Cite to see Notre Dame and get visual confirmation that we are, in fact, in Paris. The cathedral plaza features a towering Christmas tree that gives this much-photographed location a different feel, and the rest of the City of Lights also is supposed to be specially decorated for the holidays.