Contamine-Sarzin, France

This one night stopover in France, on our way back to Geneva, was a wonderful family visit for my husband to spend time with his niece Cheryl and meet her new family!  Contamine-Sarzin is the hometown of her husband where his family has lived for many generations. This visit was all about the food!!!! Cheryl took…

Paris – See You Again, My Friend!!!

EVERYTHING IS BETTER IN PARIS!!!! Well, here I sit with a coffee, back home in the desert where the sounds of the Muezzin’s call to prayer have replaced the sounds of cathedral bells tolling across the heavens of Paris…. I have truly enjoyed looking over our pictures this morning of our stay in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Saint-Germain-des-Prés, we came…

Paris – Day 6 – The Eiffel Tower!!!

Our last full day in Paris was spent at the Eiffel Tower!!!  The weather was PERFECT!!!! Our walk to the Eiffel Tower was as romantic as can be!!  The sun was shining, the air warm with the freshness of spring, flowers blooming, joggers all along the Seine, tourists happy with the spirit of Paris!!! Michael…

Paris – Day 4 – P.M. – The Louvre

Another day of rain!! We were part of a 3 hour guided tour of the Louvre.  Our tour was in the oldest section of the museum. We started off looking at a portrait that was over 2000 years old called “Portrait of a Young Woman”. This portrait was a starting point to explain 2000 years ago artists knew…

Paris – Day 3 – La Palette & Musee d’Orsay

Today was about history!!! La Palette is a five minute walk from our apartment.  This bar opened in 1913 and was frequented by Picasso, Cezanne, Ernest Hemingway and Jim Morrison. We both ordered the cheese, ham and chive omelette – and this was the BEST omelette I’ve EVER enjoyed!!!! La Palette Paris Next, we stopped at…

Paris – Day 1 – Walking along the Seine!

Today was walking around, getting our bearings, enjoying a light lunch at a brasserie, taking in the sights and exhaling into Paris!!  We found a fun flea market with lots of unique items for sale and a Love Locks Bridge where we hung a lock!  We walked around the courtyard of the Louvre, stumbled upon the…