A trip to Europe wouldn’t be complete without indulging in the delights of Paris. Safe to say Amalia and Ruby were thrilled beyond belief. Better still, my newly married sister Chantal and husband Salvatore were in town, and in the company of our dear friend Claudine, we cruised into Reims for a Sunday afternoon of fondue, bubbles and untold laughs.
One of our many local grocers in Montparnasse
Fresh off the Eurostar and ready for some Parisian grub
Lunching in Montparnasse
L’amour dans le métro
Morning stroll along the river Seine
Love locks at Pont Neuf
70,000 artworks await at The Louvre
Typical scene surrounding the Mona Lisa
Posing with the Louvre’s most prized asset
Masterclass in motion
Rachel’s private viewing of Venus
Ah gluttony. Is there anything better?
Amalia at the summit of the Eiffel Tower
Kids and telescopes. An enduring relationship
No introduction needed
Best view of Paris
Bless the French. A Champagne bar at the summit
When in Paris….
Even in plastic Champagne never fails
You can’t help but stare
Pucker up babe…
Sugar hit in Montmatre
Temptations everywhere you turn
Afternoon saunter in Montmatre
The bustling streets of Montmatre with Sacré Coeur looming
Sacré Coeur Basilica
You’ve nailed the Parisian look Ruby
Off to dinner with Chantal and Sal
Dinner with the newlyweds
Obligatory steak tartare
A whole shop dedicated to champagne. Now who’s coming home with me?
Siblings marching towards the first tasting of the day
Alsace style lunch in Reims
The family reunites!
Well watered, fed and feeling fab
Pommery Estate, Reims
I’m sure they won’t notice the absence of one…
A spot of interpretive dance to pass away the time
Pommery has up to 20 million bottles in its cellars. Here’s the cream of the crop
Gary and Claudine enjoy the spoils of the Pommery tour
What a spirited gang!
Thank you Paris. Three days doesn’t do you justice