We arrived in Paris the day after Christmas on an AirFrance flight directly from LAX. The plane was one of those giant Airbus 380's. Quite impressive.
We spent a week with Meredith, Elliot and Isla at a comfortable Airbnb flat near the Bastille, a bustling neighborhood located close to all we needed - cafes, restaurants, grocery stores, shops, metro and on. We took walks, saw a few of the Paris sights, enjoyed baguettes, cheeses and wines. We had some nice dinners at home and also had meals out.
In spite of the cool temperatures (as low as 1C), we had a wonderful stay in Paris (and of course unbeknownst to us, the tragic turn of events that were to occur a week or so later).
to the Sacre Coeur Basilica on New Year's Day.