The kids wanted to re-enact the Paris arrival scene in Funny Face - but only succeeded in making sure to say "bonjour Paree!!" as we exited the plane.
The weather is amazing, flowers are everywhere, we are eating our fill of horse meat (not really) and the kids slept a full 12 hours (unheard of) and woke up to Tom and Jerry in French.
This is my fifth stay of a month or longer and as always, we find the French people to be very kind and helpful. The stereotype has never proven true to be. Whether it is help with luggage, directions, or how to use our new European chipped credit card, help is always available.
A late walk to the Eiffel Tower and a macaron from Le Notre made our first day really special.
If you have any suggestions of something off the beaten track to do in Paris, leave a comment! We are hitting some big sites for the kids, but really love slow travel.