Like the other Châteaux, we did a private tour of Château de Versailles and we’re so glad we did! We toured the inside of the castle, the gardens and the estate of Trianon. Along the way we learned a lot more about Marie Antoinette too!
Going to the big tourist spots are required, but this French Wine and Cheese Pairing was my favorite excursion! It was at Geraldine’s private apartment, making it truly an immersion experience.
After returning from Amboise, we had another “free day” and walked around 10 miles to build up an appetite for our dinner at Monsieur Bleu. It’s located within the Palais de Tokyo, just across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. The trees were full of leaves so you could only see it if you squinted.
Time flies when you’re having fun! I even forgot to do a May Currently, but I’m back at it with a recap of June and July. You can see from the photo that we’re making progress with our living room makeover, but it’s been low on the priority list.
We made the most of our free day in Amboise by visited in the farmer’s market and the Château du Clos Lucé.
Amboise is one of those charming small towns that comes alive during the day. After our chateaux tours, we were dropped off at our hotel. It was the perfect city to escape the hustle and bustle of Paris for a few days in the middle of our trip.
After watching a Rick Steves episode of the Loire Valley, we knew we wanted to visit a few Châteaus while we were in France. Working again with American Concierge was wonderful! They set up the driver (Claude- how French?!) and our favorite guide, Virginie, to take us through Loire Valley.
On our second full day in France we had breakfast at Angelina’s, toured the Louvre, did a French food tour, and then watched the USA vs. France Women’s World Cup game.
After touring the Sacré-Cœr, we walked around Montmartre before having dinner there. Montmartre is Paris’ 18th arrondissement, you can read more about the history on Wikipedia. It is worth noting that during the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century many artists worked in and around Montmartre. Their presence is…
After getting next to no sleep on the overnight flight and a quick 20 minute hotel nap, we set out for a guided tour of the Sacré-Cœur in the Montmartre area of Paris. I told you how excited I was about our France trip and I’m happy to report that it was a wonderfully magnificent…