On our 15th day in Paris, we took a cooking class at La Cuisine Paris. They have classes in both French and English (we chose English) and in a variety of formats. We cooked a simple, traditional French meal: Agneau a l’ail, romarin et moutarde Ecrase de pomme de terre au piment d’Espelette Crepe aux […]
Archives for July 2011
Giverny is a worthwhile day trip from Paris. You can tour Monet’s house, his studio, and the gardens and ponds immortalized by so many of this impressionist’s great works. While this may not the best photo I took today, it epitomizes the scenes painted by Monet and serves as a perfect “bookmark” for our day […]
This little restaurant was well off the beaten path with incredible food. I highly recommend it, but don’t take my word for it. You can read from the over 240 reviews of Le Refuge du Passé at The Fork. This was one of the only photos I took today. It was a day of rest for […]
Since we were in France on the Fourth of July, we honored the day with a visit to the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial at Omaha beach. Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t expect to be moved to tears, but I was. The visitor center has a series of multimedia displays, exhibits […]
This shot was taken at about 9:50 pm and the sun was still up. Mont St-Michel was an island, but is now connected to mainland France by the narrow causeway you see in the foreground. We spent the evening wandering the medieval streets and steps of St-Michel. One word describes it: magical. I chose this […]
On our tenth day in Paris, we journeyed to the outskirts of the city to visit Marche Puces — one of the largest and oldest flea markets in Paris. We wandered rows and rows of antiques. Bought a few small things. But it was this set of antique dumbbells that caught my eye, mainly because […]
We had another great day in Paris, with a visits to Angelina (our second time), Musee d’Orsay and dinner at Le Souffle… C’est magnifique! I chose this for #179 from Project 365. You can read more about our ninth day in Paris on Joan’s blog.