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would move up and down but had no ring to win. The playground at the Place des Vosges in the Marais was too small. The vote for the best chocolate croissant was never decided. One of the other highlights for them was the amusement park at the Tuileries Gar - dens. Every July and August, there is the Fête Foraine du Jardin des Tuileries. It was a more rickety version of Story Land in New Hampshire. They raced cars, rode the rides, played games — and pretty much exhausted themselves. (I will say that the Ferris wheel did provide some great views!) After lunch, a natural quiet time would occur. The youngest would nap, and the old- est would squeeze into her seat and relax. That is when my husband and I would start to walk where we wanted to go. We checked out different neighborhoods, went shop- ping, and stopped for a cold beer or pastry, depending on our mood. After our adventures, we would head home for showers, and another nap (if time allowed). This is the time we most enjoyed our apartment, opening the window and looking below with a glass of wine or box of juice. Because of their siestas, our children were awake and ready to eat at 8. We had a long list of restaurants to try, but we soon abandoned the list for what we scouted on our walks home. Our youngest would share a meal with us and our oldest was interested in trying new food. Once the children fin- ished their meals, we would pull out an iPad 187 s u m m e r 2 0 1 6 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e

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