Sunday, July 11, 2010

Part VI - Paris and Epernay

We had  a surprise gift in our fresh vegetables that we bought at the marché (farmer's market) today.  His name is Pierre.  Since apartment life wasn't for Pierre, Hélène adopted him and put Pierre in her garden.  So now when Hélène invites us out to her place, we can visit him.  He's so cute!

Shopping and walking around Paris...

Reading up on history..

The streets are alive on Ile Saint Louis...

Notre Dame in the background...

The oldest tree in Paris (I think)...

Musique de la Fête - We spent a wonderful evening walking around the Latin Quarter and St-Germain des Prés listening to all of the fabulous bands perform on every street.

Off to Epernay - the capital of Champagne

We started with sandwiches around this fountain.

Then, we headed over to our favorite independant champagne company in the WHOLE world!  Yes, it's that good!!

A private tour in their caves....

Followed by tastings in their beautiful parlor

Next, we headed over to Moët & Chandon
In their champagne cellars...

We saw my favorite French comedien who does a one man show called "How to be Parisian in 1 Hour".  Yes, it's in English ! :)

Here's a website where you can get more info about his play:

Me and Olivier - oh la la!!

We had a wonderfully busy and extremely fun month of June!


Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi Dawn

I cannot keep up with your blog :-) and WOW what a very busy time you have had. Been to so many wonderful places, all looks great.. especially Champagne ♥♥

So pleased you all had a great but busy time.. I need to get back over to France soon.

Leesa said...

WOW-- Glad I checked for the update!! Tons of great memories and great photos!! Awesommmmmeeeee!!!