We decided to take a field trip together to Giverny and Rouen, both for the first time. Giverny was Monet’s home and you can visit the water lily pond that he painted so frequently. Rouen has a renowned cathedral and an awesome light show.
Paris is a city rich in history with so many things to see and do. Our three months in Paris afforded us ample time to enjoy some of the many museums. We visited too many, in fact, to cover them all in a single article.
The Palace of Versailles is a must-see if you are anywhere near Paris. There are magnificent gardens with beautiful fountains and of course, you can tour the palace itself.
For us, riding the metro in Paris was a pleasure and a necessity because one of our main activities in Paris was going to French classes. So, I was looking for language schools while I was looking for apartments, but the quality of the school trumped the commute.
While I wouldn’t describe ourselves as Disneyphiles, Diana and I do enjoy a periodic visit to The House of Mouse, even if our kids are now too cool to join us. Historically, we have been to one of the theme parks every 8-9 years. Our visit to EuroDisney was admittedly not on our regular schedule but we were here.