Category Archives: Paris

The Eiffel Tower in the Rain

We last went to the top of the Eiffel Tower in 1993 with Kate who was then 14.  We decided during our fall 2015 trip that it was time to revisit it.  I booked tickets three months in advance when … Continue reading

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Anniversary Lunch at La Tour d’Argent

Our 43rd wedding anniversary was Oct 13 2015 while we were in Paris and our son’s inlaws were also in town on business.  We thought it would be a great opportunity to splurge on a Michelin star lunch and we … Continue reading

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Lafayette: We are Here.

People often attribute the words ‘Layfayette, we are here’ to General Pershing on his arrival in France during WWI.  In fact, the words were spoken by General Stanton in 1917 at the grave of Lafayette during a ceremony honoring his … Continue reading

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I Love the Tops of Paris Buildings

One of my favorite times in Paris is the early morning run for breakfast bread.  The fall we rented the apartment on Malesherbes, I would climb down four flights of stairs and then head for one of the 6 bakeries … Continue reading

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Butte Aux Cailles — Village within Paris

Paris is made up of a collection of neighborhoods.  They have their unique character  and sometimes it feels as if you have stumbled into a town in the countryside.  We started our journey to visit Butte aux Cailles — Quail … Continue reading

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Interesting Paris Churches Off the Beaten Track

Paris is made for the flaneur but I alas am not a very good flaneur.  Aimless wandering is just not it for twitchy me.   I like the metro rather than the buses, because it is fast.  When setting forth … Continue reading

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Catacombs — A Creepy Paris Stroll

We didn’t visit the Catacombs till our 12th trip to Paris; I had seen displays of bones in Rome’s Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini and felt slightly ashamed of myself for wanting to gaze at the remains of those … Continue reading

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Magic at Musee des Arts Forains

I have wanted to visit the Musee des Arts Forains for years but it is rarely open to the public and my previous calls and attempts to book were not successful. We have not been in Paris during the week … Continue reading

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A Wander in the 20th and 19th — from Parc Belleville to Butte Chaumont.

Yesterday was unexpectedly pleasant and so we did another November stroll where we popped up at a new metro stop and adventured forth. This stroll encompassed Parc Belleville which we had only seen from a distance and ended near Parc … Continue reading

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Stroll on a Sunny Oct 31- Parc Citroen to the Eiffel Tower

Paris is the kind of place where you can just take the metro to some stop you have never visited before, come up to the street and have an interesting day.  Yesterday it was unexpectedly sunny and bright and the … Continue reading

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