the view from our terrace in the 16eme
We're back from a beautiful trip to France! Looking over these photos it seems like a dream! It wasn't always easy (traveling with a two year old is not for the faint of heart - more on traveling with kids later), but it was such a fantastic trip. France is always inspiring for us - no surprises here: the food, the wine, the history, the art, the architecture, the language, etc. - but this trip was extra special because we got to share it with our boys. And even though traveling with kids is tough, it's so, so rewarding to open their eyes to a new part of the world, and a different way of living. They learned so much and had such a great adventure! We'll delve into the nitty-gritty of our travels in another post, but first I want to share some of the highlights from our time in Paris (from the "good camera").
we loved Monet's Water Lilies at the Musee L'Orangerie
the boys loved to watch the tower sparkle at night (or as Sammy would say, "sprinkle")
it's a cliche, but I just couldn't help myself - I had to photograph every beautiful flower stall
we loved the Sunday morning Bird Market on Ile de la Cite!
Notre Dame - although the weather was cold, the city was in bloom and it was incredible!
warming up with some chocolat chaud on Ile St. Louis
pastries and roses from my boys - they know the way to my heart
Mur des je t'aime, Montmartre
the carousel at Sacre Coeur - the boys loved this!!
we rode the funiculare up the hill to Sacre Coeur
photos from the top of the Eiffel Tower - another of the boys' favorites
Eiffel Tower selfie - Sam was all pictured out
choosing a sailboat in the Luxembourg Garden
it was windy - cold, but perfect for sailing!
Sammy liked the stick more than the boat
pirate ship for Michael
chairs ready to go for the warmer months
a fantastic playground in the Luxembourg Gardens!
nothing like hot French onion soup on a cold, blustery day
another food picture because it was so good
sunshine in the Left Bank - calls for a picture!
Michael at the Sorbonne (he was very happy to have this lollipop)
last hot chocolate before leaving Paris
yummy treats from the patisserie down the street
...and last but not least, Remy the rabbit who lived on our terrace. We loved coming home to him every day!
Much more to come.....