My parents were finally able to go home last Thursday! Yay! I felt bad for leaving them at a hotel by the airport, but I think they actually had an okay time. They even ventured out a few times to the village nearby.
Here are a few highlights from our time in Paris. I’ll try to make it less boring by having mostly pictures. 🙂
Since we were planning on spending 11 nights in Paris, I convinced my parents renting an apartment was the way to go. We’d be able to cook our own meals and have tons more space. Plus finding one hotel room for three people in Paris can be a challenge. So I found this lovely apartment. The only negative was the stairs and the floor sloped quite a bit on one side, but I absolutely loved it. You couldn’t ask for a better location. James and I would live here in a second!
Normandy Landing Beaches:
The place my dad was looking forward to the most. We took a one-day tour through Cityramaand I think he really liked it. So did I!
Loire Valley Chateaux:
Another day-trip through Cityrama, another very early morning. It looks really lovely in these pictures, but it was actually quite cool and windy. A family still actually lives in the second one. Wouldn’t that be great?!
Mont Saint Michel:
This one I planned for us since we could easily take a train and then a bus. Plus with my fantastic teacher’s card, I got in free. We took a train from Paris to Dol-de-Bretagne and then there was a bus waiting to take us to the abbey. Very easy, very convenient.
Long lines and very crowded, but a must see if you go to Paris. The RER C gets you there easily. The gardens weren’t quite fully bloomed, and we were too exhausted to walk all the way to the Grand/Petit Trianon and the Queen’s Hamlet. Another time.
Between our day trips we had time to do just about everything in Paris. I love this city!