Monthly Archives: June 2010

Update to ‘Three Dining Experiences’

We returned to Le Cottage Marcadet mentioned in the June 9 post on ‘Three Dining Experiences’;  I have added details of that meal to the end of that post for those foodies interested.  We enjoyed this meal with a couple … Continue reading

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Guinguette — Traveling Back in Time

Guinguettes are taverns, often by the river, where families and friends gather to eat and drink and dance.  They were at the height of their popularity in the 19th century and there are not many left.  Renoir captured their relaxed … Continue reading

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Bird Story — Happy Endings!

We met Hortence earlier in my first post about our back yard — Square Batignolles.  From the time we arrived she was setting on her eggs in this little perch above the stream in the park. But a week ago, … Continue reading

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Fete de la Musique — Celebrating the Solstice

Paris is always a party. This Monday June 21 Paris brought in the summer with an all night music fest.  There is a metro ticket good for that day anywhere in the Isle de France and there are both official … Continue reading

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End of the Line — #3 Levallois to Gallieni

When I ride the metro I am always intrigued by what might be at the end of the line — those mysterious places we never go, like Gallieni or Mairie des Lilas or Creteil  or Pont du Levallois.  So this … Continue reading

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Music — One Key to Unlocking Paris

We love music and we love exploring new parts of the city.  And so one of our strategies for doing both is to buy a Pariscope every Wednesday and turn to the music listings looking for ‘entree libre’ — free … Continue reading

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Promenade Plantee — Turning Discarded Public Space into a Pleasant Place for Parisians

Parisians have a knack for finding niches and corners all over the city to turn into small oases; I have never been in a city in which it is so easy to find a pleasant place to stroll or sit … Continue reading

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Moyen Age — Visit to Senlis

Moyen Age — middle age — no not us, long past that — but Senlis (sohn leece), a well preserved medieval village not far from Paris and also just around the corner from Charles de Gaulle airport.   We took the … Continue reading

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Dining Out — Three Experiences

Most of the time we shop on the nearby market street Rue Levis and cook in, but it is occasionally fun to get out and here I will talk about three very different eating out experiences — one a typical … Continue reading

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Demonstrations — Israeli Flotilla Attack

We have seen many demonstrations — mostly labor demonstrations — in Paris over the years, so as we walked from Odeon to Parc Luxembourg and saw the police vans lined up by the  Medical School, we suspected we would be … Continue reading

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