Bonjour de Paris!

Bonjour! We are in Paris. We left New York at 3:30pm on Friday, and after a short layover in Boston we were on our way to France. We arrived at CDG (Charles de Gaulle, the main international Paris airport) at 7:30am on Saturday (samedi). (Please excuse my use of French words while I’m posting here; I adore French and will make any excuse to use it.)

Dinner Saturday - tired and hungry, but happy and excited to be in Paris.
Also dinner Saturday - I will post the food pictures from that meal later!

We walked around the city almost the whole day (we did take a nap in the afternoon) and then stayed Saturday night in Paris. On Sunday we took the train out to Saumur, a petit town Southeast of Paris, on the fleuve (river) Loire. We attended a wedding for two days – a dinner event Sunday evening, and then the ceremony all day on Monday (ceremony plus beaucoup de manger!). The wedding was at a petit chateau that was transformed into a hotel a while back. The owners are actually descended of French royalty. They managed to survive the guillotine I suppose 😀

Inside Notre Dame - Saturday afternoon.
Walking the streets of Saumur (on the way to the pre-wedding dinner Sunday night).
Bobby, post pre-wedding dinner. Full and happy!
Day of the wedding. This is how I feel about dressing up! (I changed shortly after.)
I don't think Bobby likes dressing up either. (Day of wedding.)
View of the chateau from behind.
Inside the chateau.

Today (Tuesday) we took the train back to Paris and here we will stay for the rest of our time in France. So far everything has gone perfectly (fingers crossed things stay that way). Before I go, I want to share a few food pictures from our first French repas (meal) together Saturday matin (morning)…

Petit dejeuner - jus d'orange, yaort, croissant, cafe.

We got the typical (?) French breakfast – jus d’orange (orange juice), croissant, cafe (coffee = espresso; Bobby got a regular and I got the “cafe creme” which I think is simply cafe with milk), and yaourt (yogurt). Bobby also got the add-on of bacon and scrambled eggs. I tried them, bien sur! Delicieux.

Petit dejeuner part deux - bacon et des oeufs.

This breakfast (petit dejeuner) is smaller than it appears. Each part of the meal is a modestly portioned, but the healthy fats and protein make it very filling. This “breakfast” actually lasted us all the way through dinner (admittedly part of that time was spent napping and it was an early dinner).

I must go! We have beaucoup de faire (lots to do) this evening and it’s already 6:30pm. (Il est deja six heures! Oh la la.) I’m still listening to these tapes by the way. So useful.

Au revoir! I will post when I can 🙂

11 Replies to “Bonjour de Paris!”

  1. Wonderful Maggie! And I enjoy all the French on here! (I’ve never learned it, but I wish I had.)

    I can relate to what you say about dressing up – I’m just an easy and comfortable girl. 😉

    Enjoy your stay! I’m looking forward to another travelling report. 🙂

  2. Aww, Maggie, even though you don’t like dressing up, you both looked so nice, and your dress (from what I could see of it) was gorgeous.

    So glad you guys are having a wonderful trip thus far. You make me want to load up my backpack and hop on a plane. 🙂

  3. I don’t like dressing up either Maggie – love your dress though! 😀

    Glad you guys are having a great time!

  4. French wedding, how romantic! Hope you and Bobby are having a great time! I love French food, and language, and shopping, and walking the Seine, and the museums, there’s so much to do! And you look so cute and stylish with your new hair I’m sure you fit right in!

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