Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Our time in Paris

After our wonderful workshop with Jessie we spent about a week in Paris. This time we had a little apartment in the Latin Quarter. This modern stained glass window was in a very old church right down the street from us. We explored the inside on our first day there.

St. Therese

Further on we walked by Notre Dame and went inside on another day.

Fun little shops with vintage goods awaited us...

We found our way to "Merci" an interesting store with 2 restaurants where we had lunch before looking around.

We made a point to have a special meal at Angelina this trip, complete with dessert and their famous hot chocolate. Delicious!

Waiting our turn...

A day trip to Montmartre where we climbed the hill to the church and had some time for shopping.

so many things to look at before lunch and checking out the artists and their paintings.

We decided to take a tour bus to see Monet's Garden and home in Giverny in Normandy.

A special treat it was! The garden was still in bloom in September with so many gorgeous flowers as we followed the paths through the garden to his home. We visited each room and just had enough time to walk around the water lily ponds that Monet loved to paint.

Just a little taste of our time there. There were more adventures..visiting chocolate shops, Bon Marche, the Tuillerie Gardens, a special candy store with delights from each province of France, and the famous French flea market to name a few.


Michelle Hill said...

It looks as though you had a lovely time!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Oh Mary, your pictures of Giverny are gorgeous, that dahlia looks as big as a face! and the chicken, perfect.

Jone Hallmark said...

Looks like the weather held for you - yay!

Gosh, I need to come out and see you ladies....guess you are off to Mexico pretty soon, hunh?
Sue and Oolie are coming for a visit Nov 4 - 9 and I can't wait......time is flying!!

Love to you, Mary!

Mary Stanley said...

We did have some rain, but not too bad. Colleen is off to Mexico City with an art group but we don't go to Oaxaca until Feb.2014. Would love for you to join us! Be sure to say hello to Sue and Oolie for us!
Hugs and love,

dulcy said...

This post is so dreamy and happy! Thanks for sharing your fabulous getaway Mary!