Monthly Archives: October 2011

Crecy-la-Chapelle — a Touch of Venice in the Parisian Countryside

The weather this October has been crisp and sunny, and so we have taken advantage of these stunning bright days to visit the countryside.  Crecy-la-Chapelle is about 40 km from Paris by train.  You take the E to Esbly and … Continue reading

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Le Vieux Belleville — Non ! Je ne regrette rien

Saturday night we headed out to the edge of Paris, the 20th Arrondisement, to spend an evening at Le Vieux Belleville an intentionally old fashioned bistro decorated with pictures of Edith Piaf and a young Maurice Chevalier.  Le Vieux Belleville … Continue reading

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Civita di Bagnoregio — Adrift in the Clouds

Civita de Bagnoreggio is one of those off the beaten track little places that Rick Steve seized on and turned into popular tourist spots.  We hiked the Cinque Terre nearly 30 years ago after I spotted a picture on a … Continue reading

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Nuit Blanche — White Night — All Night Paris Art Festival

Nuit Blanche  or  White Night is an all night festival of the arts that was inaugurated about 25 years ago and is celebrated in Paris around the first of October. Art installations and performance pieces are set up all over … Continue reading

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