Mise à jour de Paris

Paige’s group had walking tours of Le Marais on Monday and then had falafels for dinner. On Wednesday they walked around Montmartre and had a cheesy, yummy, fondue dinner (where, apparently, they drank wine out of baby bottles. I don’t understand it either…I guess you “had to be there!”)

Other than exploring the city, she’s been learning French and sweltering in the heat. Her dorm doesn’t have air conditioning. 

*do you see those cute little iron balconies? Almost every building you see in Paris has them. They’re quite lovely. I call them smoker’s windows….because I think it’s a  law in Paris that you must smoke. 💁🏻 

Paris is always a good idea

Paige and I are enjoying our week in Paris together before she begins her study abroad program (Intensive French, lasting the month of July). Tim was able to pick up a Paris trip and actually flew us over and we had a fun few hours exploring Montmartre and Sacre Couer, eating dinner, and enjoying our last few hours en famille (minus Clay 😢). 

Because we’ve been to Paris before, and we’ve done the usual touristic things, we wanted to do stuff we haven’t done before now. Our second day in the city, we went to Printemps Haussmann and had a café à lait and pain chocolat on the rooftop terrace, which has fantastic views of the city. 

Afterwards, we walked.  A lot. We walked to the Seine and through Tuileries Gardens and over to Musee de l’Orangerie, which was closed, and over Pont des Arts to Musée d’Orsay, which had a humongous line…and since we’ve been before we decided to just sit and listen to music and people watch. And THEN we went to meet Simon and Louise!! And that will be the next post…

A bientôt!