First Day in Paris, France

After 12 hours of travel, plane changes and snoozing we arrived at the Hotel Notre Dame across the street from Notre Dame . It was sunny and beautiful and the hotel is quaint and comfortable. We changed clothes and headed out to explore the area and enjoy the sun of the afternoon. We found shopping, a great cafe with coffee, wine and beer and the view of Notre Dame. A heavenly afternoon.

We had wonderful hosts in France.  The Sister City group of Sevres including the Mayor and many great individuals treated us royally.  Francoise and Jon provided us a lovely place to stay in their home.  It was an enchanting home built in the mid 1800’s.  The charm of the home and neighborhood was truly French and a totally life enhancing experience.  Francoise is a great gardener and retired teacher.

Jon showed us the local parks and sites and best views of Paris.  He was a charming chatter and interested in the world and politics though an avowed socialist.  He has a great sense of humor and was great fun.Francoise and Paula in Sevres June 2011Paula in Paris in Cafe near Notre Dame  5/28/11

Jon our host in Sevres   5/11

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