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Dogs of Paris - a week in the city of love

I could almost feel the sand between my toes...

Mouse hovering over the "purchase" button, moments away from booking a weekend getaway to a beach resort....

when the phone rang...

It was the hubs asking "how would you like to upgrade our beach weekend to something bigger... like Paris?  I have to go there for work."  Umm.... yes please!!  (I've only been waiting 6 years for his company to send him back to Paris so I could tag along!!)

and our plans changed from Caribbean resort to Parisian boutique. 

Forget the sunscreen and flip flops.  Enter jacket, umbrella, and sensible walking shoes.  We visited Paris in late March and stayed a block off Avenue Montaigne in the Champs-Elysees area.  While J was at work, I spent my days wandering the city on foot and by metro.  I did very little planning ahead of time which truth be told, if I were to go again, I would certainly book a few things in advance (like going up the Eiffel Tower at night). 

All in all, a great week exploring.  I'm not a huge fan of French food (shhh... don't tell anyone) but I did consume a lot of cheese and wine!

Now let's see the stars of this post: the dogs I met wandering around Paris!

Outside Shakespeare and Company book store

Outside Shakespeare and Company book store

Rainy walk near the Notre Dame cathedral

Rainy walk near the Notre Dame cathedral

Sunset at the Pont des Arts

Sunset at the Pont des Arts

Twilight at Musee du Louvre

Twilight at Musee du Louvre

Puppy wearing in Montmartre

Puppy wearing in Montmartre

Wish you were here from the Tour Eiffel

Wish you were here from the Tour Eiffel

Don't be fooled - this Frenchie is actually from Switzerland!

Don't be fooled - this Frenchie is actually from Switzerland!

Along the banks of the Seine River

Along the banks of the Seine River

Want to see my week-long Parisian adventure condensed into three minutes?  Watch the video below!

This isn't the first time I've photographed dogs outside the USA - you can see more international puppies on the blog from London and Costa Rica.