For Spring break this year, almost the whole Burtch clan packed up and flew to Paris for Easter! So much wine. So much cheese. So much bread. It was amazing!! The whole trip was so perfectly planned by my sister-in-law, Grace. We got to see and do so much more than if it were left up to me and D... I normally just go and figure it out once I get there, so the planning was much appreciated (mad props Grace)! Oh, and we did AirBnB. Best decision ever since we had my 15-month old niece, Nora, with us. It was so much easier to be able to eat at home in the morning before leaving. It was also nice to have so much space and common area to hang in the evenings.
Here's the break down of the Burtchs' week abroad;
Day 1 // Arrive in the AM, get settled and venture around the neighborhood of Montmartre
Day 2 // Easter Mass at a beautiful little church in our neighborhood
Day 3 // Louvre, Notre Dame, Shakespeare & Co Book Shop
Day 4 // Versailles, Eiffel Tower, Seine River Cruise
Day 5 // Normandy day trip
Day 6 // Musee d'Orsay
Day 7 // Shopping day @ Galeries Lafayette
I mean... these pictures say it all. It was an amazing week with some awesome people! Our day trip to Normandy was one of my favorite days. It was a humbling experience and it was also so beautiful at the same time. The French country side was gorgeous and when I go back, I definitely want to spend more time there. As far as the museums... Musee d'Orsay was my favorite. There was a Henri Rosseau exhibit that display not only his work, but also the pieces of the artists he was inspired by and whom he had inspired! The Louvre on the other hand was far too overwhelming and packed. Did you know that if spent 5 seconds in front of each piece of art in the Louvre, it would take you about 3 months to see everything!! We did make it through one area to see the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo, so that was well worth the crowds.