Paris in HDR

Paris view from the Westin

Evening view of the Eiffel Tower, Tuileries Garden and Place de la Concorde from the Westin Vendôme.

After two days of non-stop activities including an evening tour at the Orsay, a baguette class at La Cuisine Paris, a treasure hunt in the Louvre which was followed by another adventure with Kasia’s Mom at the Fragonard perfume museum and drinks at Verjus with Lindsey, Daisy and Kasia (plus her mom and hubby) our third day in Paris was devoted to just taking in Paris with no agenda.

We were traveling with one of my husband’s friends who had not been to Paris except for a very brief business trip, so we wanted to spend some time showing him the sights.  The weather was cloudy and cool which made for incredible for photos.  Mr. Misadventures decided to play around with HDR and I think the results are pretty amazing.

We took the Batobus which is a boat service on the Seine River with 7 stops. Unlike most of the bateaux mouches, you can hop on and hop off. Here is a shot from the boat of one of the many beautiful bridges.

Paris-Bridge from La SeineApproaching Notre Dame…

Approaching Notre DameLater on land near the Louvre…

Paris near the LouvreWandering the streets

Paris-NeighborhoodWandering in the Marais. This is the Hôtel de Sully is a hôtel particulier, or private mansion open to the public.

Paris Hotel SullyAfter brief showers we return to the Westin to dry off and were treated with this magnificent view.

Evening view of the Eiffel Tower, Tuileries Garden and Place de la Concorde from the Westin Vendôme.

View of the Eiffel Tower, Tuileries Garden and Place de la Concorde from the Westin Vendôme.

When I looked at my pedometer at the end of the day it showed we had walked for twelve miles!  It was a wonderful day with no plans that was simply filled with taking in Paris.

What about you? When you are traveling do you ever plan days with no plans at all?

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About Andi Fisher

I'm a lifestyle blogger focused on travel and food. A marketing gal who gave up my job to travel around the United States in an RV with my hubby. I'm now settling into the Portland area where I'm looking for my next career adventure! I love to travel via my stomach. Eating, seeking out local artisans and features to share. I've got more than 26 years of experience in marketing focused on content, social media, and direct marketing and I've mentored many bloggers, old and new.

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  1. And that’s why people in Europe can afford to eat the way they do – they walk! 🙂 Gorgeous pictures, as usual!

  2. Great pictures – the clouds make Paris look even more dramatic and grand, if that’s possible!

    • Andi Fisher says:

      @Laura, thank you! It was perfect for photos, not so perfect the moments they opened up and dumped buckets of water on us! Oh well!

  3. Definitely. Love days like this with no plans. I find it can be hard to pull off with other people in tow, though… I’m happy to either go by myself or with other people who lead the way.
    These photos are wonderful. Mister Mister definitely did an excellent job! They’re so moody.
    Seeing a city from a boat is a great way to get an overview, I find… I did this in London with friends this past summer when we went to Greenwich. So fun!

    • Andi Fisher says:

      @Colleen, we were definitely lucky that our guest had no “must do/must see” items, they just wanted to tag along and absorb, so it was perfect! I have not been on a boat in London, I definitely want to try that…although the French news has showed a few accidents lately!

  4. Gorgeous photos! I’m impressed. They are very beautiful.

  5. gorgeous photos Andi! love the clouds and colors. I also love days where all that is on the agenda is wandering – especially in Paris! 🙂 for now I continue to live vicariously through you! keep the beautiful pics & stories coming 🙂

  6. Beautiful photos Andi! I had no idea the Westin Vendôme had such fabulous views.

  7. I am usually not big on HDR photos because they look to unreal to me, but these are just wonderful. Subdued yet gorgeous.

  8. These photos are absolutely stunning!!!!! I can never believe how much I walk when I’m in BA!

  9. These photos are stunning, Andi! THe Mark III, huh? I did just as much walking in San Sebastian – my favorite part of vacation!

  10. I just popped over to get a little time with Andi. I see on the sidebar you have a busy month of travel. I can’t believe you found the time to remember my birthday. I miss you, Andi!

  11. Laura Lanza says:

    I would love to go to Paris one day – my mom wanted to go so I would go in her honor.

  12. Jennifer Speed says:

    These are some gorgeous pictures..I can see why people lime going to France for vacation

  13. Awe Paris, I dream of going to Paris, sitting in a cafe and just soaking it all in, love the breath taking photos, so envious right now

  14. Ivana Jankovic says:

    Paris is my favorite city!!! You made better pic than me 😀

  15. Susan Smith says:

    So pretty I would love to go to Paris one day

  16. Maricel says:

    Paris is so beautiful. Its my dream to go there someday. Those photos are pretty.

  17. Michelle Salais says:

    Just stunning! The buildings are just amazing! One day I’ll make it there!

  18. I’d love to find myself one day in this city of romance also. Lovely photos!

  19. these are great pictues

  20. Beautiful view I love how it still keeps those old buildings. It’s just amazing how long it’s been there. I love France<3

  21. What beautiful pictures!
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    • Andi Fisher says:

      @Julia, thank you, my hubby will be very pleased! His own site with portfolio will be up soon, I am so excited for other to see his photos too!

  22. Adelynn Lovellette says:

    I’m so envious of you! Your pictures of Paris are spectacular!!

  23. Stunning photos! I love walking around Paris without any plans. In this way you can discover new off the beaten path places.
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  24. Beautiful photos, such a beautiful city!

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