Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Paris...part one

We arrived in Paris around lunchtime at our adorable apartment on Rue de Sevres (on the border of the 6th and 7th arr.), such a great location. We had many markets, bakeries, etc. within short walking distance, the metro was across the street and the boys could see the tippy top of the eiffel tower from their loft bedroom.  After we carried our 12 bags up 4 flights of spiral stairs, we passed out! That night, the first thing we did was take a walk to the eiffel tower. Did you know it sparkles? 
On the hour - it was beautiful!

The agenda for the following day was a full one.

The Louvre

Such a gorgeous museum.
We saw the Mona Lisa and a special Leonardo da Vinci exhibit that was there.

After spending a couple of hours at the museum, we headed through the Jardin des Tuileries.

So pretty and peaceful, I could have spent hours in one of these chairs.

It looked like spring, but didn't feel like it. The weather was a little cool most of our time in Paris.

We continued our walk to Place de la Concorde and stopped at our first crepe stand in Paris.

One very happy girl!

Beautiful architecture along the way!

The Laduree on the Champs Elysees

Arc de Triomphe

284 steps to the top...we made it!

Wouldn't want to be caught in that traffic circle!

We began heading back towards the apartment and stopped for dinner. The kids (only 2 out of 4 of them would try it) had their first taste of escargot. They loved it.
Me? I couldn't do it - it's a texture thing.

Pretty flowers on the way home...

to be continued...part II HERE.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Our French Adventure

We have just returned from 2 weeks of heaven in France. Our first time there and it was just perfect.
It was my daughter's dream to go to Paris for her Sweet 16.  My husband and I are also celebrating 20 years of marriage this June so we thought it was the perfect time to go.  I have so much to share and once I organize the 1,500+ photos we took, I will be posting about our adventure in the next few weeks.

Such a beautiful city and country!

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Joyeuses Pâques

                                                      Wishing everyone a very Happy Easter!!

Luxembourg Garden, Paris