Ah, Paris, the city of love. Where better to visit for our most recent excursion? I will point out that this was a “not-valentines-not-anniversary” trip (that romantic cheesiness just ain’t our scene, though we do love cheese). Paris has never been a city Parker and I have been drawn to. We had a change of heart when our niece, Genevieve, was born in August. St. Genevieve is the patroness of Paris and as her Godmother (and living a short 4 hour train ride or 1 hour flight away) I felt called to visit her tomb. Of course, we did many other things during our visit and were astonished by how massive and beautiful Paris really is. We walked until our feet were bruised and then we walked some more. We ate until we were full, and then we ate some more. We drank until… well you get the idea. It was a lovely trip and we look forward to returning some day to spend time in the many museums.
The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.
The gardens were INSANE. We loved learning the Greek/Roman mythology that influenced the design and art throughout as well as how the gardens were originally used. If you are interested, might I suggest this YouTube clip? At appx. 5:30 you can see King Louis XIV dancing and hosting guests in The Ballroom Grove. It’s amazing to see history come to life! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMvpvDjFvHA