The Manors do Paris

Scotty and I just had a fabulous week with the Manors in Paris! It was a great time of togetherness, exploring, talking, laughing and soaking up the amazing atmosphere of Paris in May. Scotty and I loved showing everyone around the city we love and has played a romantic role in our relationship. Paris is where I really fell for Scotty back in 2001 – so being here 1o years later and walking in our old haunts was great. It’s strange how familiar this city feels to me. There is something about it that makes me feel comfortable, able to breathe more freely. So weird since I garble the language and the Latin Quarter always turns me around. It must have something to do with the endless beauty and energy.

Scotty and I arrived a day before the rest of the family and got kebabs from our favorite middle eastern food stand, walked along the Seine and lingered on the Pont des Arts – easily one of my favorite bridges.

Lovers' Locks

Once Beth, Tim, and Marty arrived it was gardens, museums, shopping, and lots of talking. We hit the top sights: L’Orangerie, Musee d’Orsay, Champs Elysées, Louvre, Tuileries, Luxembourg Gardens, the Latin Quarter, Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle,  Île St. Louis, and more. I did not end up taking a lot of pictures, but here’s some of the highlights.

Prayer votives in Notre Dame.


The family in the Palais Royal courtyard.

My lovely in-laws!

Tim and Beth at the Eiffel Tower.

Thank you Tim and Beth for a wonderful trip! It was a memorable and very special time of being together – I loved every second. The timing of this trip could not have been more perfect because it allowed Scotty and me to take a bit of time to look for apartments as we’re going to be moving to this lovely place in September. I’m still pinching myself and cannot believe I will be spending ten months wandering around one of my favorite places in the world. In the mean time I’m going to soak up these last months here in Edinburgh, practice my terrible French and wrap my mind around the fact that we’ll be spending six months living in a flat that is under 200 square feet!

About Rebecca

Hi! After five years in Europe, I'm adjusting to life back in the US. I use this blog to record my adventures, post photos, organize recipes, and post about things that interest me.
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10 Responses to The Manors do Paris

  1. audrey says:

    Oh MY! Exquisite sites! Loved the 1st pic of the Lourve and the family in Palais Royal, but my two favs are the Lovers Locks and Saint Chapelle!
    What a blessing these shots are to my day. Great to hear about your fabulous trip with the Manors. Another top shot, Beth and Tim…!

  2. Tim says:

    Becca—-a BIG thank you to you and Scotty for showing us around
    a city you know well.

    Loved our time with you, Scotty and Marty and we take home many,
    many unforgettable memories.

    Love, Tim

  3. POP says:

    It looks and sounds like a fine time was had by all. What a special week with special people in Paris no less! Tim and Beth, Marti, you look great. Fun seeing photos of all of you. Good to know you enjoyed a very relaxed time with great weather and seeing all the sights. Becca and Scotty do know their way around, don’t they!

  4. Sol says:

    A charmed life, I love your adventures!! Can’t wait to make some memories of our own with you guys this fall! Fingers crossed!

  5. Bethy Manor says:

    A special thanks to Becca and Scotty for showing us around their beloved Paris! Becca, you were so patient showing me the art galleries and I have a new appreciation for Monet, Renoir and my favorite, Rembrandt. We loved the food and the desserts which we walked and walked off by the mile! Tim’s and my moonlit cruise down the Seine was outstanding and we loved each and every place where you guided us. Many, many thanks, Beth.

  6. marty says:

    Bec, these pics are great–esp. the ones of us in the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ courtyard on pedestals and St. Chapele and the one of you and me and mom in front of Eiffel…thank you all again for your heart to show us a good time! It was unforgettable!

    Much love,

  7. Judi Tome says:

    Becca, I am so sorry I will miss meeting you in January, when I am in Edinburg and you are in Paris! But congratulations! I hope to go back to Paris one day, I loved it too! Your photos are spectacular, as always and Beth is as beautiful as she was the last time I saw her! I am also trying to learn a lot about Edinburgh by reading your posts…so keep it up please! (I love the lost items and will challenge my students to keep an eye out for them!) Blessings!

    • Rebecca says:

      Hi Judy, I’m sorry I won’t be able to meet you and show you around our favorite Edinburgh spots! I love that you’re going to have your students look for lost items – if they find any good ones, send me pictures and I’ll post them. Hopefully, one day when I’m in Florida visiting the Manors, we’ll have the chance to meet. It’s been so fun to get to know Karin and I’ve heard many great stories about Scotty and Karin’s adventures at TMA.
      Enjoy your time in Edinburgh – it’s a very special city.

  8. Gorgeous pictures, Rebecca! I especially love the one of the Seine with the bridges.

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