Friday, June 7, 2013

I Love Fragonard

I have a weakness for European soap. I love the way is smells and the way it feels on my skin. It’s so creamy and perfumes the whole bathroom. I purchased these soaps from the Fragonard store in Montmartre. They smell WONDERFUL and I can’t wait to use them!
Do you have a weakness for soap?



Thursday, June 6, 2013

Montmartre Photo Shoot

While strolling in Montmartre we came upon a photo shoot, which was quite interesting. It was very low-key. Everyone was quietly doing their job…I’m sure some people didn’t even notice what was going on. We didn’t want to get in the way, so these are the only pictures we have to share.
The model…
...the backdrop.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Perusing Place du Tertre

Near Sacrė-Couer is an area called Place du Tertre. It’s a bustling area where many artists set up their easels and paint. Some artists do portraits for the tourists while others paint Parisian landscapes. Marc enjoys purchasing pieces from local artists wherever we travel.

He purchased this piece…
…from this artist.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Sacrė-Couer – Part 2

Here is a view of Sacrė-Couer from the front. It was a beautiful sunny day, so there were many people visiting the church.
 From the front of the church there were wonderful views of Paris.
Playing for the crowd and selling his CD’s. 

We walked up, but decided to take the funicular down.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Basilique du Sacrė-Couer

Here are a few images of the Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre (Sacrė-Couer), which was a two minute walk up a few hundred stairs from our apartment.  This is not the front of the church, but the view you see at the top of our stairs.


Sunday, June 2, 2013

We’re Home from Paris

     Our trip to Paris has ended and we’re back at home. We had another great adventure that I'll be sharing in the days to come.
     I had posted earlier that I was only taking one carryon bag, since we were renting and apartment with a washing machine. That idea worked out well, until I started shopping. In the end I had to buy a piece of cheap (20 euro) luggage to check, so I could get everything home. 
     We stayed at this apartment in Montmartre and it was WONDERFUL! I highly recommend staying here.


     The rain came down most days we were there, but we didn’t let it slow us down.
     It’s springtime in Paris…and it was fabulous!