Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cruising along the Seine River

<<< from my adventures in Laure Ferlita's An Imaginary Trip to Paris class >>>


Laure planned a surprise for us today – an amazing dinner cruise on the River Seine. Talk about an unforgettable adventure! We glided along the river for 4 hours, to the sounds of an onboard Jazz band, as we enjoyed an unforgettable three-course French dinner. I’ll never forget the scrumptious dinner and flamboyant dessert! We cruised in a ‘Bateaux Parisien’ boat, which had a glass roof and panoramic windows, giving us a great view of Paris from the river. These boats go up and down the Seine River all the time. We departed just before sunset from near the Eiffel Tower  and sailed along the Left Bank. After dinner we returned along the Right Bank back to the Eiffel Tower. On our return, I was stunned to see Paris in lights including the Eiffel Tower. What an evening to remember!

5 comments:

Mary Paquet said...

Claire, what a lovely sketchbook you are creating -- good enough to publish! If you didn't want to write software, you could have been a terrific writer. The illustrations are so charming. I love the Eiffel Tower and the Old Man.

My son Jason took me with him to England and France on his first trip to Europe in 2000. Though we didn't have dinner, we did cruise the Seine in a Bateux Parisien. It's a piece of some very special memories my son and I made together.

Scrappy Cat said...

I love your painting of the Eiffel Tower.

Pat said...

I am having so much fun following your blog. Thank you for your posts of you virtual trip.

Krista Meister said...

Don'tcha just want to go there for REAL sometime??? It's definitely making me want to go to Paris!

Claire M said...

Ah yes -- I'd love to go there for real!! How about a sponsor??