Memories of France 2009

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.

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A leafy spring peak at the Tour Eiffel

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Marché aux Fleurs on Ili de Cite near Notre Dame

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Boutique near Opera Garnier where I browsed to add to my favorite Paris miniature buildings. Click to see my collection

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You’re never too old for Paris

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An elegant evening of ballet at the Opera Garnier

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Stained glass and arches of Sainte-Chapelle. Click for more.

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Quintessential Paris–wrought iron balconies, flower boxes, and awnings

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Dining al fresco aboard a river boat on the Seine

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Wisteria covered huntsman’s cottage at Chenonceau. A must visit in April

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Wisteria everywhere!

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Replacing a missing statue!

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The delightful whimsical gardens of Villandry

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Le Vieux Manior in Amboise–a charming inn near all the marvels of the Loire. Click on their website.

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The famous front gate of Le Mans. Click to see more about the 24 hour race.

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The cutlery of Chenonceau. Click to see more about the chateau kitchen

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A quaint narrow street and Mont Saint-Michel. Click to read more about this remarkable site.

 

 

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