Our recent trip to France was both an urban and countryside adventure. We spent 2 days in Paris and had time to see just a few of the main attractions, and of course Paris does not disappoint. The view from the Eiffel Tower at night was spectacular, as was viewing the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, even if we had to wait forever in line to see it; it was worth it! We then traveled to Brittany to the medieval city of Rennes for a quick overnight on our way to Mont St. Michel abbey on the Normandy coast. This was a real highlight (chosen by Eddy for his birthday present). We had an amazing experience watching the tides come in and out of the bay and learning about the unique nature that thrives in the tidal flats. See the video at the bottom of the kids getting "stuck" in the quicksand. The abbey itself is an architectural wonder and when it was lit up at night it seemed magical. Can one feel both lucky and blessed? Yes. Enjoy the photos!
|Dinner at a Paris cafe.|
|Jardin des Tuileries (reminds us of Brandenburger Gate...hmmm...)|
|Arc de Triomphe|
|Timbered buildings from the 15th century.|
Mont Saint Michel
|The sanctuary inside the abbey|
|Sunrise at Mont St Michel|
Click play on the following Mont Saint Michel Video.