We started the day by going to an area of Paris that holds hidden passages. At the end of the 18th century, the town planners of Paris decided to created a labyrinth of “passageways” across Paris. Many of these passages fell into disrepair, but some were saved and not demolished. Today they still stand and many … Continue reading Last day in Paris: Freedom and Pleasure
Happy Halloween! Here is a painting I saw at the Musee d’Orsay – I think it’s fitting for today. It’s called La Sorcière au chat noir by Paul-Élie Ranson. Tonight, Paul and I are going to see Stephen King’s “The Shining” at a local Italian movie theatre. It’s going to be a SPOOKtacular time. 😉 I’m excited … Continue reading Happy Halloween.
After our marvelous visit to the d’Orsay, we got coffees and a late lunch at Eggs & Co. Our vegetarian Olivia found some great places that catered to her egg appetites. This was a cozy place to eat. You are greeted with a small cafe in the entrance where you can order to-go or buy … Continue reading Onto the Eiffel!
Musée d’Orsay is an art museum meant for returning. Unlike the Louvre which can be overwhelming and exhausting, I find d’Orsay manageable and always providing a refreshing visit. The museum offers a world renown collection of art from the 19th century Impressionism movement. This movement was born in Paris so it’s no surprise they have the collection … Continue reading The Musée d’Orsay
After paying homage to my favorite bookstore, we crossed the Seine to see the Notre Dame. At this point Paul had been in about 4,000 churches. I had to bend his arm a bit. But I knew he’d want to say he got to see it. I find it to be a “must” on the … Continue reading Paris – Day 3
After the Catacombs I had to go pay my homage to the famous bookstore in Paris, Shakespeare and Co. Every time I’m in Paris I have to pay a visit to this place. I first fell in love with the store when reading about it’s personal lore – A bookstore that let writers live and … Continue reading My Favorite Bookstore
This trip to Paris was the second time I’ve been to the city. None of us had been before, so we all decided to make it a priority this time. We got up early-ish and took the metro to the Catacombs. The Catacombs open at 10am, but I’d advise getting in line around 9:30-9:45am. It’s … Continue reading Les Catacombes – “All we are is dust in the wind,” dude.