Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I'm Going to France!

After writing my post on Gothic Architecture I had the most desperate yearning to go back to France. My Mom has been studying in Paris for about a week and I really wanted to go and visit her while she was there.

Well, after some encouragement from my dear husband, I've decided to go! I will be in Paris from May 10th-20th with a few days in the middle to take a side trip to the countryside. I can hardly wait.

I would love some travel advice from you! What is your favourite sight in Paris? I've seen most of the touristy things, so off-the-beaten-path tips would be most welcome. And where should I go outside the city? We went to Strassbourg and Aix-en-Provence last time--I loved both places, but I have to admit that Aix was my favourite. One thing I'd really love to do this time is to visit a winery.

I plan to take tons of pictures and I'll be doing my best to blog the trip. So if there's a place you want to see, tell me to go there!

Now all I need to do is finish my thesis before the trip! Only 20 more pages to go!


Fete et Fleur said...

You Lucky!! I'm so happy you’re getting to go to France, and what a way to celebrate the completion of your thesis! I would visit LadurĂ©e for a taste of Paris.

I can't wait for you to get back and share your trip with us. My thoughts and heart will be with you while you’re there.

Now go get that thesis finished! :~)


Margaret said...

Thanks, Nancy! I do need to go to Laduree! Everyone is always telling me about their macaroons. I will definitely be putting them on my list.

skatej said...

The Secret Garden isn't recognized as gothic literature??? All the imagery! I understand to a point because with the language that Burnett uses, it seems to have been geared towards children, same as Little Princess. Although, I read both of those in high school and there are definitely themes that children would not understand (or would, but not fully). Now I want to read them again to see if I missed anything.
By the way, I'm so excited for you and France! And more than a little jealous! But I'm NOT jealous of the thesis. That is one thing I'm not looking forward to in grad school.

Sarah said...

Oh, how fun, Margaret! I hope you have a wonderful time!!! I don't know if you heard that Mr. Bond is planning a Calvin tour in July 2009, and there's a growing chance that Andrew and I will be able to go. Trying to get someone to be willing to watch three boys for 10 days is a little tricky, though ;o).

Have fun in Paris!

alice c said...

What a wonderful treat - so many lovely things to look forward to. We love Angelinas which is opposite the Tuileries - you might have to queue. And the Musee D'Orsay - of course!

Julie said...

I don't have any tips because I haven't been to Paris for 9 years. But what a fun post-Thesis adventure! I'm a little jealous. I can't wait to hear about your trip and live vicariously through you!

M.KATE said...

now, that's one place i am DYING TO GO, cant wait for you to blog about it..me - going off to somewhere in may, but not paris (sob..sob), going to siem reap to see the angkor wat..so we'll have plenty to blog about when we are back :)

Sheramy said...

Hi Margaret--
Thanks for visiting my blog! If you have not been to Auvers-sur-Oise, an easy daytrip from Paris, then you MUST go, especially if you plan to follow the van Gogh trail in Provence. In Auvers you can visit Vincent and Theo's graves, the Auberge Ravoux (including Vincent's room), and Dr. Gachet's house. And the wheatfields (as in "Crows over the..."). Bon Voyage!