5 Star Service in Mantes La Jolie!


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April 2nd 2007
Published: August 6th 2007EDIT THIS ENTRY

Authentic French Food at Steve's HouseAuthentic French Food at Steve's HouseAuthentic French Food at Steve's House

This was a traditional recipe from Reunion Island, a French territory East of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. This is where Steve's father and Brother live. Left to Right: Josh, Jennifer a friend of Steve, Alexis- Steve's Nephew, Vanessa- Steve's Sister, Steve! (Alicia is taking the photo, and Steve's other sister Nathalie is probaly in the kitchen)
We spent 4 nights with Steve and his family and from the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were amazed at how kind and generous they were to us. We were literally not allowed to lift a finger, as every meal was prepared for us and the cleaning up was taken care of, despite trying to insist that we could help! We were driven around everywhere and shown all the sights. More importantly though, they were all such great company, and we cant wait 'till they come to Australia, so we can repay their kindness! We had such a wonderful time in Mantes, and its all because of Steve and his family. We simply can't thank them enough!


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Fromage was Always Followed by DesertFromage was Always Followed by Desert
Fromage was Always Followed by Desert

This night it was 'Paris-Brest'. Delicieux!
A Burnt Out Car- Very FrenchA Burnt Out Car- Very French
A Burnt Out Car- Very French

They couldn't believe that we never see burnt out cars in Australia, so they drove us round so we could see one. It didn't take long for us to find this one!
The Cake Section of the SupermarketThe Cake Section of the Supermarket
The Cake Section of the Supermarket

We went shopping with Steve and his sister Nathalie. French Supermarkets make Coles & Woolworths look like corner stores.
Kids Dressing Up for Their CarnivaleKids Dressing Up for Their Carnivale
Kids Dressing Up for Their Carnivale

Alexis is 5th in from the Left
Alexis is King Louis XIVAlexis is King Louis XIV
Alexis is King Louis XIV

Check out those high heels! Nice work Nathalie!
The Nicest McDo We've SeenThe Nicest McDo We've Seen
The Nicest McDo We've Seen

Where we ate lunch.
Tour Saint-Maclou in MantesTour Saint-Maclou in Mantes
Tour Saint-Maclou in Mantes

One of the few things left remaining in Mantes after the 2nd world war.
The Town of LimayThe Town of Limay
The Town of Limay

On the opposite side of the Seine to Mantes


16th May 2007

Message from Mary's computer
G'day, Im very happy to see what you wrote about my town and the moment you spent with my family and I. The photos are so funny and expecially when Josh was eating snails. What a pity that I can't send some other to you when you will be back to Adelaide. lol. Well, as you know, my computer is died but I will try to do my best to go on Mary's computer. See you later.

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