April in Paris
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The following pictures are scenes taken in France during a 10-day visit
at Teresa's place in Paris. My best friend Phil who worked in Paris a few years ago,
and is now retired, came with me to revisit Paris and also see the countryside.



Le Vésinet - Teresa's neighborhood in the suburbs of Paris



My sister Teresa and I at a flower market



Teresa, Phil, and Teresa's husband Steve



French Pasteries



Lovely lady at pastery shop



Steve and Teresa's place in Paris



Their son Stephen in the living room



Their pup, Bug



Phil and I at a train station


La Défense - where Teresa's husband Steve works



Steve worked in the tall black Areva building



Pretty view of Paris


Versailles - Palace of Versailles



Beautiful sculpture by a fountain



Ornate painted and gold-trimmed ceilings



The lady in pink was Napolean's favorite sister



The impressive Hall of Mirrors



Phil and I in front of a fountain



A spectacular fountain



Impressive gold turtles



A magnificent fountain


Saint-Germain-en-Laye - town near Teresa and Steve's place



Walking to the castle



Having our picture taken at a local restaurant


Paris - Arc de Triomphe



The impressive Arc de Triomphe



Flowers at the site

Paris - Eiffel Tower



The famous Eiffel Tower



Phil and Teresa in front of the Eiffel Tower



View of Paris from the Eiffel Tower

Paris - Boat ride along the Seine with my nephew Stephen



Me, my nephew Stephen, and Phil begin our boat ride



Notre Dame along the Seine River


Paris - Zoo



Stephen being attacked by a hippo!



Pink Flamingos


Paris - Notre Dame Cathedral



Front of Notre Dame cathedral



Back of Notre Dame



Impressive gargoyles



Beautiful rose stained-glass window inside the cathedral


Paris - Site of Princess Diana's accident



Written tributes to Princess Diana


Paris - Louvre Art Museum



The Louvre's lobby



Magnificent ceilings



The beautiful Venus de Milo



The impressive Nike of Samothrace



The famous Mona Lisa



The Four Graces


Saint Genou - town where my French relatives and friends live



A golden field



The impressive town square



Teresa and I with our friends, Mr. and Mrs. Thibault



Our dear friend, Marie Sologne



Our French relatives



Teresa and I with our Aunt Marie and her husband


Chambord - Chambord Castle



Teresa in front of the magnificent Chambord Castle



Phil and I in front of the castle



The king's bed and crown


Paris - Sacré Coeur, Montmartre



The spectacular Sacré Coeur



Artists at Montmatre



A lovely server at a local pub



The famous Moulin Rouge night club



Phil and Teresa in front of Le Chat Noir night club


Paris - Sargeant Recruiter Restaurant



Teresa and I in a train heading for the restaurant



Phil smiles for the camera



The famous Sargeant Recruiter Restaurant where Napolean recruited his troops



We reserved a nice table at this historic restaurant



Wonderful cheese, bread and fresh vegetables for starters



Teresa and Steve enjoyed their dining experience



Phil says "Bonjour" to our waitress



Our lovely waitress smiles



A beautiful view of the Seine as we leave the restaurant


Normandy - Mont Saint-Michel



Sheep near Mont Saint-Michel



The historic Mont Saint-Michel abbey



Pretty sculptures and stained-glass



Steve, Teresa and Phil enjoy a cup of cider


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