I got to use a lot of French - I was in immersion for about 5 years and took courses in high school and university too. I have enough conversational french to check in and out of hotels, order in restaurants, ask for directions, and make polite small talk. Nothing complicated, but enough.
I LOVED this city. A lot of people I know didn't love it, but I really did. Beautiful architecture, variety of culture, such good food. Yes, it is a bit dirty. It's pretty dirty actually. Compared to the UK anyway, that never seems to have garbage anywhere. But it's the city of love, and I definitely fell in love with Paris.
Our hotel room - Residence Des Arts between the 5th and 6th arrondissement), Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower from afar
flats on les Champs Elysees, Arch de Triomphe, pretty lunch bakery & cafe,
Eiffel tour shots
(Forgot my camera in the morning so this is later on in the day)
Matt's morning run, early morning of laundry and pretty drinks, Notre Dame (we lit a candle for all of our loved ones and those of friends and family), Notre Dame organ, love lock bridge, gorgeous square across the Seine, "space invader" street art, delicious salads (finally, vegetables!), a little chocolaterie gouter, Montmartre view, delicious dinner in Montmartre, Matt waiting for the "Midnight in Paris" coach (in the exact spot from the movie), random bike party in the middle of the night complete with music.
Teeny hotel room for one night, last Notre Dame shot at sunset, gallery near the Sorbonne,
Pretty architecture in the 10th, Shakespeare and Company bookstore (the coolest book store, seriously), eating a crepe in the 5th (finally), amazing dinner near the Sorbonne, final Paris morning breakfast and hot chocolate.