We had a few people we wanted to visit on this trip; Stelios' cousin Charalambos(don't you love those Greek names!!) and our friends Freddie and Norma, luckily both residing in the South of France. It took me months to meticulously plan the trip that would take us from Paris all the way to the North of France and then back down to the South, hitting some special destinations in between.
Our first bottle of wine.
We climbed to the top of Notre Dame in late afternoon, after the crowds had left.
We walked around the Tuileries and admired the statues.
We enjoyed the resident kitty at our hotel.
One of the best kept secrets is the Old Paris Opera House.
It's a jewel of a place, ornate and splendid!
Our hotel kitty being courted by an outside cat.
The Cluny Museum is another one of those lesser known jewels of Paris.
Strolls along the Seine.
In the summertime, the Parisians enjoy the waterfront.