Bonjour mes amis! We just flew in from Paris…my ten-year-old grandson and I…and I wanted to give you a quick peek! There will be more details once I have recovered from jet lag! This is the trip we have planned for five years…since he first became a big fan of Monet thanks to a wonderful art teacher. We spent one week seeing everything there is to see in Paris and I am exhausted! lol But, when I asked him what he liked best, here’s his list of favorites…
…the gargoyles at Notre Dame Cathedral, who have the best view, I might add…
…the Musée de l’Armée at Les Invalides along with Napoleon's tomb, where we spent five hours photographing every suit of armor, sword and crossbow in the place!…
..the Louvre Museum…not for its Mona Lisa or Venus de Milo, but for its really cool collection of animal mummies in the Egyptian wing…(Please don’t tell the staff about this and give them delusions of grandeur!)…
…and finally, the water lilies in Monet’s garden at Giverny, both in person…
…and on canvas at l’Orangerie! What fun! And my favorite part? Getting to wake up and spend all day, every day for a week with my favorite little guy introducing him to my favorite place in all the world! Sigh!
Stay tuned for more about our trip once this poor old Granny has recovered from trying to keep pace with a ten-year-old for a week!
Missed any Paris posts?
Back from Paris…or My Grandson’s Favorites! Listing the must-see spots for a ten year old boy!
My Favorite Street in Paris…Rue Cler Great little street to use as your headquarters
In case you want to follow along, here is my plan for visiting Paris in seven days! I am linking each of the seven days as I complete the posts.
Day One…All about Eiffel! Eiffel Tower/ Champ de Mars park and play area
Day Two…Sightseeing by Subway! Arc de Triomphe/ Montmarte/ Sacré-Coeur
Day Three…Monsieur Monet, I Presume (and a lot of Louis)! Giverny/ Versailles minibus tour
Day Four…The Cradle of Paris! La Sainte Chapelle/ la Conciergerie/ Notre Dame/ Latin Quarter/ the book stalls/ ice cream on Ile St. Louis/ the bâteau mouche on the Seine
Day Five…Art Museum Madness…Plus Play in the Park! Louvre/ Tuileries Garden/ l’Orangerie/ Musée d’Orsay
Day Six…A Phantom, a Fountain and Some History! Opéra Garnier/ Pompidou Center/ Carnavalet Museum
Day Seven…A Tomb, a Tank and a Tower! Napoleon’s Tomb and the Musée de l’Armée at les Invalides/ Eiffel Tower at night
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at Paris! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday
Jill at French Cupboard for Voilà! French Inspiration on Thursdays
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Fridays
See you next time! A la prochaine!