It’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.
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.
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
Code 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
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)
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.
Since 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?