We purchased this painting of some lady- someone told us that it might become valuable someday! We didn't spend too much time at the Louvre, not exactly the most exciting place for a 5 and 3 year old but had to sneak a peek at the Mona Lisa. We did ride the double decker tourist bus that gave us an overview of all of the sights in the city. Parking seems to be a little tight here. The boys thoroughly enjoyed listening to the commentary and French music so much so that they couldn't keep their hands off each others earphones.
We'll come back another time for a educational and romantic Paris vacation!
Contrary to popular belief Paris is a great city for families. We really enjoyed going on a river cruise down the Seine. We mostly played paper, scissor, rock and had thumb wars but did see some beautiful sights. The boys were amazed to see the Eiffel Tower
but were more interested in looking at the mess the horses left behind. So much for trying to provide them with a little culture. We did enjoy a wonderful picnic lunch on the grounds of the Eiffel Tower (away from the horse poopy).
We also spent time at the Jardine Du Luxembourg. The boys practiced for a future CORK competition,
played in an amazing playground, and took some pictures with some of our ancestors.
Unfortunately we have grown accustomed to the Parisian lifestyle.... crepes, baguettes, pastries and paying to use "les toilettes". Aimee has had to tear Bruce out of all of the pastry shops.
He must be part French - he's finally found people who love food as much as he does! We've had a wonderful time in Paris. Ola, Portugal here we come.
Like all good things, our time in Paris et tout fini (that's for you Jo). We tried to stay away from the tourist traps as much as possible but we were lured by what we thought would possibly be a good investment for our collection.