France and Engagement

Hello my followers!

Again, I have taken a long hiatus from blogging, but again, I have a good excuse! My boyfriend, now fiancee, and I took a long trip to France. For the first 7 days, we were on a river cruise up and down the Seine River, and for the last 4 days, we stayed in Paris to experience some culture on our own.

We saw one of Claude Monet’s homes and his famous Giverny gardens.

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Day 2 was Rouen, France; the capital of Upper Normandy famous for its connection to Joan of Arc and her burning site.

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It was a long trip to the American Normandy landing beaches, but it was worth it; a very moving experience.

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The next day, we were still very, very jet-lagged and tired from our trek throughout Normandy. So instead of exploring Les Andelys, we observed the view from the hot tub.

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Chateau Malmaisson, (where Josephine and Napoleon lived) was interesting, but paled in comparison to the Palace of Versailles.

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After our amazing cruise, we stayed in Paris a few extra days in Port de Clichy. We walked to Sacre Couer the first day.

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Our next day was spent in downtown Paris at the Arc de Triomphe, Musee d’Orsay, and Pont de Arts aka “locks of love” bridge where my boyfriend proposed!

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And of course we had to see the Eiffel Tower sparkle.

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So you see, I’ve been busy. Now I have a wedding to plan, but I should be able to keep up a little better with my blog!

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