Paris in JulyIt’s Paris in July! I’ve been looking forward to this since we started planning our recent trip to France last winter. I knew I would still be writing French-themed posts through the month of July. I’m so excited to share them with the other Paris in July participants and to be inspired by their posts.

Paris in July is hosted by Karen at BookBath and Tamara at Thyme for Tea. I have to admit, I haven’t really figured out how it all works, yet, but I’m sure we’ll muddle through.

I thought I’d start with a table of contents of the France posts that I’ve made recently and a bit of a teaser of what’s still to come.

Photo Posts

photo of wisteria on the Japanese Bridge

Wisteria on the Japanese Bridge in Monet’s Garden at Giverny

Landing in France and Royaumont Abbey Day 1

Potager du Roi, Versailles, France Still Day 1 — the kitchen garden, not the palace

Chateau d’Esclimont for Wordless Wednesday First hotel

Potager du Roi for Weekend Cooking Revisiting Day 1

Giverny, France Day 2 — Monet’s garden and environs

Courances, France Day 3 — one of my favorite gardens of our tour

L’Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères Still Day 3 — a French arboretum

Château d’Artigny Second hotel

Chenonceau Day 4 — the Chateau of Diane de Portiers and Catherine de’ Medici

Lunch in a French home Still day 4 — lunch in a private home and garden

Book Reviews

photo of macarons with Paris by Edward RutherfurdCode Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

French Women Don’t Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano

The Gospel According to Coco Chanel by Karen Karbo

Paris by Edward Rutherfurd

Paris, My Sweet by Amy Thomas

The Serpent and the Moon by Princess Michael of Kent

DK Eyewitness Travel: Paris

French Words

“To be” and “To have”

Some phrases from French Women Don’t Get Fat

Counting to a hundred (it’s not as easy as it sounds)

How to be polite in Paris (also not as easy as it sounds)

Coming Attractions

I still have several more days worth of photos to process and post to my blog including my favorite garden at Valmer, a visit to Villandry, an unexpected encounter with a historical poet, and five days in Paris!

I also still have a couple of books to review, one a true crime so gory that it attracted attention even in the jaded days of Occupied Paris during World War II and the other the remarkable story of the first giraffe in France.

photo of Eiffel tower with words Dreaming of FranceSince July 1 is also a Monday, we get double the French fun with the weekly Dreaming of France meme at  An Accidental Blog. Check out Paulita’s post today for links to more French-themed writings around the web.

Are you participating in Paris in July? What are you looking forward to this month?

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Paris in July — 7 Comments

  1. I am not participating in this event, but every time I see your photo of the macarons, I want to MOVE to Paris. 🙂 Sounds like a fun event, enjoy!

  2. Lovely picture of the wisteria at Giverny. It was one of the places my friend and I considered visiting in our trip to France ten years ago, but never did go. It seems like a beautiful place.

  3. What a cute post. Thank you for reminding me about Paris in July. PS I have a giveaway for a book set in Provence.

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