Yes, they saw all the iconic parts but, being kids, their eyes took in other things, too, like insects, birds, and cats. So, here are a few photographs inspired by my childrens' demands of "Mom, take a picture of that." They are a little part of Paris that the postcards don't usually show.
|A butterfly with transparent wings in the Cité des Enfants greenhouse|
|Leaf-cutter ants at the Cité des Enfants|
|My girl spotted this snail on the manicured shrubs outside Versaille|
|A swan graces the Petit Trianon garden at Versailles|
|A cat peeking out of a bistro|
|Even ducks enjoy the Louvre|
Whereas it was the young'ns who pointed out most of these animals, I have to give credit to dear hubby for spotting this goat taking care of the grass in the middle of the very urban, crowded-with-people Tuileries Garden. I fully suspect he intends to jettison the lawn mower when we return to Texas and set us up with a lawn goat instead.
|A tethered goat "mows" the sloped lawn at the Tuileries Garden|
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