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Easter Egg Hunting on the Champ-de-Mars

4.22.2014
Easter in Paris at the Champs-de-Mar Eiffel Tower
Easter in Paris at the Champs-de-Mar Eiffel Tower
Easter in Paris at the Champs-de-Mar Eiffel Tower
Easter in Paris at the Champs-de-Mar Eiffel Tower
Easter in Paris at the Champs-de-Mar Eiffel Tower
Easter in Paris at the Champs-de-Mar Eiffel Tower
Easter in Paris at the Champs-de-Mar Eiffel Tower
Easter in Paris at the Champs-de-Mar Eiffel Tower
Easter in Paris at the Champs-de-Mar Eiffel Tower

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 :)


20 comments

  1. That sounds like a fun day beneath such an iconic structure.

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  2. Paris is great! And what a fun to share with your children under the sunshine in view of the Eiffel Tower…
    I wish the writing on the last box would become true for everyone….
    Lovely pictures …as usual! Have a good week!

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  3. Now, that's what I call an Easter Egg Hunt!! In France!!! Count me in next year. ;-)

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  4. What a terrific activity in such a historic locale. Those eggs are artistic creations! I'm thinking your guys were very happy. I'm in the desert now - ahhhh - the warmth!

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  5. Awesome! Been a long time since I've been to Paris. How wonderful for the kids. I love Kinder chocolate, too :)

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  6. Well I surely can see why this would be another dream come true. The Easter Eggs were so gorgeous!!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful life.

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  7. We did an easter egg hunt for our grandchildren in Rhode Island, and they had fun and so did we. But I must confess that our plastic eggs were not as beautiful or artistic.

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  8. What a great location to have your Easter egg hunt in

    Mollyxxx

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  9. What a special Easter egg hunt! I just went awwww when I saw your first photo. How lovely that the eggs have orange ribbons, too.

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  10. A Kinder egg hunt? That's awesome! I really feel like reading your adventures is like reading a fairy tale. I'm sure one gets used to it, but it would be on inspiration overload!

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  11. This sounds like such a magical activity and experience! Really awesome.

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  12. This is so awesome! An egg hunt at the Eiffel Tower! Your boys (and you) will remember this for a long time!

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  13. Wow! What an awesome place for an egg hunt! I just went through a string of books by Hemmingway and Fitzgerald (and about them from The Paris Wife to Z) and I am in awe of the pictures on your blog. What a fantastic experience. This may be the only way I'll see it!

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  14. That would be sooo fun! I wish we knew about it when we lived in Europe. I love these pictures, its is really hard not to highlight your photos on Pinterest, so I am going to ;-)

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    1. So kind of you Lisa, thank you thank you! :)

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  15. Thank you for your visit and comments everyone :)

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  16. This was likewise the defining moment where hunting turning into a game. Taxidermy

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