Getting in the mood–as if one had to work at getting excited to visit France! As I prepare for my lucky 13th trip to France this summer and a 3 week stay in Orleans with my daughter and granddaughters, I’ve gone back through photos of prior trips and found some of my favorites.
A leafy spring peak at the Tour Eiffel
Marché aux Fleurs on Ili de Cite near Notre Dame
Boutique near Opera Garnier where I browsed to add to my favorite Paris miniature buildings. Click to see my collection
You’re never too old for Paris
An elegant evening of ballet at the Opera Garnier
Stained glass and arches of Sainte-Chapelle. Click for more.
Quintessential Paris–wrought iron balconies, flower boxes, and awnings
Dining al fresco aboard a river boat on the Seine
Wisteria covered huntsman’s cottage at Chenonceau. A must visit in April
Replacing a missing statue!
The delightful whimsical gardens of Villandry
Le Vieux Manior in Amboise–a charming inn near all the marvels of the Loire. Click on their website.
The famous front gate of Le Mans. Click to see more about the 24 hour race.
The cutlery of Chenonceau. Click to see more about the chateau kitchen
A quaint narrow street and Mont Saint-Michel. Click to read more about this remarkable site.