Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Paris


I
wrote this post about maybe going to Paris this vinter.  Well, now it's settled - almost.  My husband has a grant paying for him doing research at the Louvre museum, we have found schools who happily accept our children for 6 weeks, and now, we'll just have to find a place to stay.
The schools are at the foot of the Montmartre hill, with the beautiful Sacre-Coeur church. (On the photo: My daughter and I in front of the Sacre-Coeur a couple of years ago.)

I'm now working on finding an apartment for us not too far from the schools, and I really hope it will work out, as living close by Montmartre would be just perfect. The area has cozy streets, winding their way up and down the hill, interesting shops, galleries and lots and lots of cafés and restaurants. 

We'll have to learn all about "compact living", as we won't be able to have more than 2 bedrooms between the 6 of us. :-)

If everything works out nicely, I'll study, write and take pictures, and now I'm more and more eager for this to happen.

Paris was my first real home, after leaving my parents, and after living there for more than 5 years, and visiting many, many times, there is a rather big piece of my heart hidden within this beautiful city's streets, gardens and sights. I feel at home there, and I feel free.

5 comments:

  1. I have a friend who is currently living/studying in Paris. She loves it there! I hope you will enjoy your stay in such a beautiful city.
    ~S.

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  2. Så spanande! De er jaammen ikkje redde for å ta ut med 4 ungar og alt. Til å bli inspirert av:-) Det må vere perfekt å kunne gjere slikt for berre ei kort stund, så vert det nesten berre som ein ferie for ungane, eit lite avbrekk. Ei oppleving! Har lyst å gjere noko liknande, men kanskje til eit varmare strøk, eller eit engelsktalande land:-) Lykke til med leilighetsjakt:-) Montmartre er den staden i Paris eg liker best etter å ha vore der to gonger. Gunhild.

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  3. Tusen takk! Det er litt stress forbundet med perioden før alt er på plass, men så ja, du har rett, det er perfekt å ha slike kortere opphold. Barna lærer utrolig mye av det, og det gjør familien godt. Vi har tidigere gjort lignende ting, alt fra noen få uker til den gangen vi var i USA et halv år. (Se merkelapp "USA 09") Paris er og blir hjertebyen min, siden det var der jeg skapte mitt første hjem, levde som nygift, ble mor for første gang. :-)
    Ønsker deg en fin vintertid!

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  4. Wow, enjoyed Paris and Sacre Coeur tour! Hope to visit this place again, I think I didn't travel all the tourist spot in France.

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