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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

More Adventures in Paris

Bonjour, All!
Care to join me for a little tour of the City of Lights?
Ok, let's start out at Luxembourg Gardens.
We visited the gardens last Sunday, and the weather couldn't have been nicer!
Paris is a very busy city, so it's always a treat to take a little break in one of the many gardens thru out the city.  Some are very tiny,  but I think this one must be the largest.  It's huge! My photos show only a small portion of it.
Speaking of huge, check out the amazing palace!
It was built in the early 17th century for King Henry's wife, but is now a government building.
Can you imagine living there?

 We'd never been to Paris in October before, so I was pleasantly surprised to see so many flowers still in bloom!
 There is a small lake in front of the palace, and children can rent little toy sail boats.  We had so much fun watching the kids get all excited over their boats!
 If you look closely below at the little "house" in the center of the lake, you will see resident mallard ducks!
 Each boat had the flag of a different country, so I just had to snap this one of the US!
 Ok, moving on............
We love visiting the beautiful old  churches of Paris.  
This one is called Saint Etienne.
It took over 125 years to build, and was started at the end of the 15th century.

 Of course my pictures just don't do it justice.
Look at that huge pipe organ!
 And of course I just had to share a few more pics of the gorgeous blooms you'll see at the many flower markets and shops thru out the city.
 Well that's it for today. Thanks so much for joining me on my little tour!
If you aren't sick of my trip photos, stop back in next time when I share the pics I snapped on our night time boat tour on the River Seine!

Au Revoir!


NanaDiana said...

Absolutely beautiful, Donna. What a wonderful place to visit. That palace is absolutely amazing!!! I love the little pond with the rented boats, too.

How great that there were so many flowers still blooming there. Love it. Hope you have a wonderful night- xo Diana

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I have always wanted to go to France and see Paris. Thanks so much for taking me on this wonderful tour. I bet everything is stunning. So glad that you got to go back there again.

Lots of Hugs,

Rose L said...

I remember that from when I was there. My favorite was the tour out to the Loire Valley to see the chateaus! Gorgeous!

Jan Hermann said...

Oh how beautiful, Donna. Love the huge pipe organ and everything. I needed this little get-away of yours this morning. I just began another new blog, replacing Strengthening My Resolve...it's called Living My Kaleidoscope Life at https://livingmykaleidoscopelife.blogspot.com - Hope you'll stop by and follow.


Susie said...

Donna, There's so much to see and do there. I loved seeing the church too. I will be back for another tour. :):) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, what amazing photos from your trip. I love the church and the incredible pipe organ. The rented boats are so cute. What fun to watch. The flowers are gorgeous all in fall bloom. And that palace is huge. You could get lost inside I'm sure!! So enjoying your wonderful tour from Paris. Looking forward to the next post!! Happy Thursday! xo

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Such a beautiful time of year to visit this gorgeous city. The light is amazing.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

That is always our Sunday ritual, to walk to Luxenbourg Gardens. Love to sit and watch the familes, and the old men visiting!

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