May 2017 - France Paris

France | Paris | Champs de Mars springtime

France | Paris | Eiffel Tower| Champs de Mars roses

We had a wonderful month in Paris. The weather was a bit rainy at times but that didn't keep us home aboard Artemis. We so enjoyed the beautiful flowers and gardens.

France | Paris | Louvre

We had several visits to Musee de las Musique, Louvre and D'Orsay. We went to many lunchtime classical music concerts and had a special evening out at Paris Philharmonie-Grand Salle hearing the Orchestra de Paris.

France | Paris | Philharmonie | Wine before the concert

France | Paris | Philharmonie Grand Salle |

France | Paris | Philharmonie | Orchestra de Paris

France | Paris |Philharmonie de Paris

Our greatest love of Paris is walking the neighborhoods and the many parks. We especially enjoyed our walks along Promenade Plantee, Bois de Vincennes, and Parc Floral de Paris.

France | Paris | Chateau Vincennes

France | Paris | Parc Floral de Paris

France | Paris | Parc Floral de Paris | spring flowers

France | Paris | Parc Monceau

France | Paris | Promenade Plantee

France | Paris | East Mamma Italian Restaurant| Many lovely lunches in Paris

France | Paris| Bastille| yummy galette, buckwheat crepe, ham egg, veggies and potato

France | Paris |Rue Cler | Cafe le Marche

We made a point of eating a nice lunch out at least once a week and having frequent picnics.

France | Paris | Port de Plaisance de l'Arsenal-Bastille| Artemis heading to the locks

France | River Seine |Paris | Allee des Cygnes | Statue of Liberty near La Defense

France | River Seine | Saint Cloud | Friend Charlette "Phoque" getting paint job

France | River Seine | Paris | Ile St. Louis | Artemis Leaving Port de l'Arsenal-Bastille

It was sad saying good-bye to friends at the port and at St. Joseph Church but we hope to return one day maybe on a canal boat. We left Paris May 25 and a faster than planned trip down the River Seine. We had hoped to visit Giverny again but too many Cruise ships in Vernon so we moved on.

France | River Seine |Les Andelys | Chateau Gaillard - Richard the Lion Heart

France | River Seine |Poses | VNF mooring below Musee Marine|

We arrived in Rouen May 28. Lots of work getting the masts ready to put back up on Artemis. All went smoothly and we are now a sailboat again.

France | River Seine | Rouen | Plaisance de Rouen Saint Gervais basin| cleaned/waxed

France | River Seine | Rouen | Maritime de Lamanage Rouen| preparing masts

France | River Seine | Rouen | Port de Plaisance Rouen | Artemis is a sailboat again

France | River Seine | Rouen | Sports Cafe | Celebrate

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