Saturday, April 16, 2011

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggetty Jig!

We survived!
Yes a whole week in Paris was had by us all. (Some more than others. Poor Elise.)
We rented an apartment through, purchased a Eurotunnel frequent traveller pass, researched places to see and budgeted accordingly. Months in advance, we checked out library books, rechecked library books, listened to French language cds and practiced. Nothing could have prepared us for the real thing, but at least we were partially prepared. We made the 6 hour drive at an unGodly hour of the morning so we could be there bright and early.

We arrived last Saturday afternoon and checked out the local area. We just happened to be staying near one of the largest antique flea markets in Europe, so that was one of the places to go on our checklist. Most dealers wouldn't permit us to take pictures of their wares, but I did manage to get a couple of approved pictures from one.
Look at these great toys! they were made back when, well, way back when!

This is the view from the French windows in the sitting room.

A lovely, sunny day awaited us for at least 4 mornings and we only took light jackets to stay warm.

We ate fancy and delicious pastries every day. Morning and night. Here are a couple! (Sorry about the blurriness. Even the camera couldn't wait to dig in!)

Sometimes while walking and looking around town on top of being lost, you just ran into spectacular views of this popular icon.

There were other things to look at.... Like the use of gold on some beautifully ornate buildings.(Les Invalides in Paris, France.
Napoleon Bonaparte is interred in a sarcaphagus under this dome.)

There was so much to see and do, but we only had a week in which to see Paris. I guess we just have to go back....

More pictures in the next post.....
Flickr coming up also........

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