Monday, January 23, 2017

Christmas in France!

WHAT'S JEN WORKING ON? Right now, I'm writing the first book of a new Bliss series. More info soon!

Hey, all! Another new year is upon us! Hope your holidays were fun.

In case you didn't know, I spent Christmas thru New Years in FRANCE.
Actually, it was my first time to Europe in general. We stayed with a French family, ate what they ate, (see snails below) and they showed us all the touristy things I was dying to see. LOL

Escargots that were delicious!
Our friends took us to a performance at the Opera House one night as a Christmas gift. It was beautiful.
Palais Garnier (The French Opera House)
Inside the Opera House
We also went to the Notre-Dame Cathedral.

And of course, you can't go to Paris without seeing this:

You can't get any closer. LOL
So cool! We also went to the Sacré-Cœur and traveled to see Château de Chambord!
Château de Chambord

We all had a wonderful time. My French is a bit rusty, but one of my goals for 2017 is to work on improving it. I'd love to return to France when the weather is a bit warmer. I hear it's a different experience.

TWO THINGS I did not get a chance to do:
1) see the Mona Lisa. BUMMER!!!! But when you're with two teenagers, you can only visit so many museums.
2) go to the Palace of Versailles. Blame the teenagers again!

Oh well. Next time. :)

Have you ever been to France? What was your favorite part?


Maria Zannini said...

Lucky you! I love that you were able to immerse yourself in the culture with a family to help.

I've only been to Italy, but I'm hoping to go to England next year.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

What a wonderful experience. Leave the teenagers home next time.

Carol Kilgore said...

So happy you posted pics! I know you had an awesome time.

Liza said...

Well,now! That sounds like a lovely holiday trip! Glad you enjoyed it!

Scraproni: Adventures of Single Woman said...

when you do end up seeing Mona Lisa do not forget to check out the painting on the opposite wall I did at my tourist guide's advice, its quite a nice painting

Scraproni: Adventures of Single Woman said...

Favourite place in France was Nice - Wayne's Bar dancing on the tables (sober!) also a kebab place that put the chips inside (delicious), tried snails and frogs legs (once in a lifetime eat)