06 October 2010

First Stop: Paris

Here they are finally a little taste of our week in Paris.  A warning, I've been to Paris many times so I didn't take photos of the famous landmarks, actually every day I went into town I actually deliberately chose not to take my camera, those big DSLRs get in the way of shopping bags. So what did we do?

Stayed at our friends' home in the 'burbs (Croissy-Sur-Seine).  We are fortunate to have friends who are living there for a few years.  They have 3 kids so my boys were happy to have things like toys, trampolines and friends to play with during our stay. 

On the day of our arrival the Sunday markets were on at the village centre, so off we went to sample some of the goods.

 A spot of sailing the miniature boats at Luxembourg Gardens ...

And hours of fun at the best playground in the world (again at Luxembourg Gardens)

A BBQ with some Aussie expats on Bastille Day.  Yes that is the Eiffel Tower in the background, the BBQ was at one of the apartments at the Australian Embassy which has some great views of the Tower and the Trocadero, a great spot to watch the amazing fireworks.

A typical street during my many shopping trips. The sales in Paris in July, are amazing.

On the last day we rented a car and braved the crazy drivers on the autoroute, we hired a German car so that I felt somewhat safe. I find European drivers crazy and then of course they are driving on the other side of the road.

We headed to the Auvergne region in central France for the next stage of our holiday in France.


  1. It's fabulous to see children at play - I was last in France before Planet Baby so I would have no idea where to take them now. Did you have to do much planning to find child-friendly places? J x

  2. You are very brave to hire a car and drive over there. Was the shopping good?

  3. Oh my gosh! Lucky, lucky you! Amazing stuff. looks like you had a blast! Thanks for sharing and allowing me to travel to France in a very budget friendly way! xo