Posted by: vlibrizzi | April 12, 2009

Joyeuses Paques!

dscn0202Happy Easter from France! 

While our families celebrated at home (notice dyed Easter eggs courtesy of C.’s family in the photo to the left), C. and I celebrated my favorite holiday today by first going to mass this morning at the St. Louis church in the center of Fontainebleau. The church was packed! (Whoever said that church attendance in Europe is declining, might need to reconsider that statement). But, from friends, we’ve heard that the French celebrate Easter not only on Sunday, but on Easter Monday, which to them is the actual Easter holiday (from what we’ve heard).

img_2371Then, we went to a friend’s home for a lovely Easter brunch. You can see us enjoying our quiches, fruit salads, and mimosas with our friends in the photo to the left. Although we ate our brunch inside, we quickly went outside to soak up some of the sunshine.


img_2372While we ladies sat and had some coffee, our husbands played some ping pong. It was a lovely afternoon and I’ve attached some photos below and to the left of the afternoon. 

Although we were a bit homesick today and wish that we could have had an egg hunt with C’s family and an Easter brunch and egg hunt with the huge Mitzak clan, we really enjoyed our day and were so fortunate to be able to spend it with dear friends on such a beautiful French day. 



C. and a friend playing ping pong. 









Enjoying the sunshine in our friend’s backyard garden in Burron Marlotte, a town right outside of Fontainebleau.

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