Adventures in France-Land, Normandie I

My little travellers, plane (check), train (check)

My little travellers, plane (check), train (check)

Ham, Cheese and Butter from Gerard Mulot in Paris for train eats

Ham, Cheese and Butter from Gerard Mulot in Paris for train eats

GIsors, our destination in Normandie

Gisors, our destination in Normandie

Our room at our friend's mom's house

Our room at our friend’s mom’s house

She is an artist and her home has me looking for a certain white rabbit who is late for an important date

She is an artist and her home has me looking for a certain white rabbit who is late for an important date

What my kids do when they forget about electronic distractions

What my kids do when they forget about electronic distractions

We took a walk and met the locals

We took a walk and met the locals

The sights.

The sights.

The smells.

The smells.

We gave the kids some room to breathe

We gave the kids some room to breathe.

And just be.

And just be.

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Our host was as amazing as her home

Our host was as amazing as her home

I love this.

I love this.

And the smell of this.

And the smell of this.

And the taste of this.

And the taste of this.

And this.

And this.

And this.

And this.

 

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Adventures in France-Land, Paris II

A jet lag produced midnight stroll

A jet lag produced midnight stroll

Napoleon's tomb - da da daaaah

Napoleon’s tomb – da da daaaah

 

chocolate chaud and croissant - dipping is encouraged

chocolate chaud and croissant – dipping is encouraged

Rose Bakery's carrot cake, very strollable neighborhood

Rose Bakery’s carrot cake, very strollable neighborhood

 

Love the pairing (and my husband is in the window)

Love the pairing (and my husband is in the window)

 

Playing and staring at the best park ever, aka Jardin de Luxembourg

Playing and staring at the best park ever, aka Jardin de Luxembourg

 

Stinkiest (and therefore the best) cheese in Paris

Stinkiest (and therefore the best) cheese in Paris

Laduree, you've been replaced

Laduree, you’ve been replaced

 

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Reason #587 why getting an apartment ROCKS.

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Au Revior Paris, next stop Normandie

Au Revior Paris, next stop Normandie


Adventures in France-land, Paris I

 

Our Paris Apartment

Our Paris Apartment

Leaving the apartment

Leaving the apartment

 

Chic Parisian at Cafe Marly across from Louvre

Chic Parisian at Cafe Marly across from Louvre

 

Nectar from the gods

Nectar from the gods

Playing with culture

Playing with culture

 

Vintage a la Dieder Ludot

Vintage a la Dieder Ludot

Parisian Mother and child Palais Royal

Parisian Mother and child Palais Royal

 

 

Navigating the city with my 5 year old

Navigating the city with my 5 year old

 

The zoo - look at those uniforms...also the snow leopard should not be missed!

The zoo – look at those uniforms…also the snow leopard should not be missed!

G. Facchina. Mosaiste De L'Opera

G. Facchina. Mosaiste De L’Opera

L'Opera candy store

L’Opera candy store

Moi y enfants

Moi y enfants

 

Champagne, Cokes and drawing at L'Hotel

Champagne, Cokes and drawing at L’Hotel

The end.....for now

The end of day 1…..for now