Tag Archives: Paris

Europe Bound – On our way to Vimy!

As some of you may know, this year is Canada’s 150th birthday.  What some of you may not know, is that April, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge, which took place during World War 1.  To celebrate these two important anniversaries, my

Montmartre – the “heart and art” of Paris

Having visited the “main sights” of Paris, we decided to visit a new neighbourhood for us, that neither Katina nor myself had ever been before – Montmartre.  This beautiful, unique area is built upon a huge hill in north Paris, and is crowned with the Basilica

Petits Pains au Chocolat

I learned how to make a delicious French recipe that you can eat for breakfast! I made Petits Pains au Chocolat, but not the real French Pain au Chocolat. The real French pastry is made from scratch but probably takes a really long time to

A Travel Reality Check

So far on our trip we have had nothing but “green lights”.  We have been having a great time with numerous positive experiences.  Of course we’re happy about everything being so wonderful, but sometimes that can lull you into a false sense of security.  Sometimes

The French King of Sandwiches….

  Croque Monsieurs are fancy ham and cheese sandwiches, which are really yummy as a snack or meal. I had never really known exactly how to make them. We had them for lunch, and it made us feel very French! It was better than a

Paris with Friends!

Paris is an amazing city and we have really enjoyed our time there…in fact, one week was too short to see so many sights and try so many new things. It’s even better when you have friends to show you the way and introduce you

The Ultimate Treasure Hunt

The Louvre is an amazing museum full of almost 35 000 artifacts.  Needless to say, the 13km former palace is not something that can be visited in an afternoon! We wanted to use some type of technology to help us navigate the museum, so we

How do you say “wow” in French? Musee d’Orsay

Our 3-hour walking tour when we first arrived really set us up well to plan our remaining time in Paris.  One of the things we decided we absolutely had to see was the Musee d’Orsay, located “just down the road from” the Louvre.  The museum

Paris in a day!

Having settled in to our flat, we were keen to get started…to soak in all that Paris has to offer.  But where to start?  On the internet, of course.  After some research, Katina found what sounded like a fantastic 3 hour walking tour of Paris,

Paris – The City of Lights!

We arrived in Paris, the city of Lights, late at night at the Gare Du Nord. We rented a 2 bedroom flat in the 11th arrondissement – the Bastille District through VRBO. It was in a residential neighbourhood, so we quickly felt less touristy and part of