Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Since C & I won't be going on our real honeymoon until December, we decided to do a mini-honeymoon in a fancy hotel and at least spend one night away together. I really wanted to find a hotel with a view of Paris, and it was actually a lot harder than one would think. (Unless we wanted to spend 1000€ night - um, no thanks). We ended up booking a room at the Concorde Lafayette, and they very kindly upgraded us to one of their few rooms with a full-on view of the Eiffel Tower once they realized we'd just gotten married.It also had a lovely over the room tops of Paris:
And I liked the little extras, like a funny fruit bowl:and the flower petals in the bathroom:We had champagne while enjoying the view:
And then watched the sunset over the city:
By some miracle of God, I did not get any early morning phone calls for work and we were able to sleep in and recuperate from all of the wedding craziness. And then we went down to have what has to be THE best hotel breakfast I've ever had. It was delicious and amazing - they even had three different kinds of cheddar to choose from. Combine that with another nap and a late check-out and you've got one happy Ksam. So two thumbs up for the Concorde Lafeyette - and I'd definitely recommend checking out their newly redesigned top-floor bar once it reopens in a few months.

As a side note, does anyone know why the Eiffel Tower always shows up so small in pictures? It was as close as in the second picture up top, but it always ends up looking much farther away on the camera.

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Blogger Sarah said...

Fantastic views! What a great idea to celebrate in such style.

I have no idea about the Eiffel Tour conundrum though.

October 13, 2011 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger Global Librarian said...


By the way, I suspect you are using a 35mm camera, which has a perspective that makes things seem further away than they are. But it is also the lens used for most point & shoot cameras because it's the easiest to get things in focus. If you were using an adjustable lens, 50mm would make things appear about the distance they should be, but it can be harder to manually focus. 50mm is also, by the way, the best lens for portraits. 35mm can make a person's nose look very big!

October 13, 2011 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Oneika said...

Love the pic with the champagne glasses!

October 13, 2011 at 9:40 PM  

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