This past Sunday, the boys went Easter egg hunting on the Champ-de-Mars, right at the foot of the Eiffel Tower - a dream activity for us, still fairly new (always in awe) residents of Paris. The program was organized by Secours Populaire Francais, a non-profit aid organization "which allows everyone of goodwill to personally invest in the practice of showing solidarity." For the past 10 years, they have arranged an Easter egg hunt for children to raise money for their mission.
Though there were several egg hunts going on in and around Paris, how could we resist this one... Chocolate + Champs-de-Mars + Charity!
For 5 Euros, a child was given a Permis de Chasses, which allowed them to participate in games, coloring and athletic activities, but the main event was of course hunting for eggs (by searching for specific colored eggs hidden in boxes scattered around the park or by fishing for them with a bamboo rod), which they exchanged for a bag of goodies that included Kinder chocolate eggs (each egg contains a little toy inside!), a bottle of Evian and an apple sauce compote. They finished the day with happy hearts and a very satisfied sweet tooth :)