Category Archives: PARIS

Vicarious Visit: October in Paris

WHAT’S THE NEXT BEST THING to a trip to Paris? A friend’s trip to Paris, when you get to see pictures and hear about meals and fortuitous conversations and the discovery of unusual shops and forgotten streets. These images came … Continue reading

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Post-Charlie Paris, Travel Plans for March

PARIS IS STILL PARIS, as these atmospheric photos, taken last weekend by my cousin Susan, show. She reported the streets were ‘normale,’ with plenty of shoppers (the semi-annual sales are on) and heavier police presence in the Marais. My month-long, … Continue reading

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Paris Plus: Les Jardins

SOMEWHERE I READ that Paris is the 2nd greenest city in the world in terms of parks and gardens. I believe it. Beyond the well-known ones (Tuileries, Bois de Bologne, etc.) are innumerable ‘hidden’ gardens — down a few steps, … Continue reading

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Paris Plus: Le Shopping

MOST OF MY SHOPPING in Paris last month was of the window variety. It was very satisfying. There, window display is an art, often indistinguishable from merchandising. The small streets of St Germain des Pres are filled with tempting goods, … Continue reading

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Paris Plus: Les Cafes

WHO CAN EVER GET ENOUGH of Paris? I can’t, and even though I landed with a thud back on U.S. soil two weeks ago, I’m grateful for the 600+ photos I took as reference and remembrance. In fact, I have … Continue reading

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PARIS DAY 6: Montmartre, Latin Quarter, Bastille

C’EST FINIS, MES AMIS. Our last full day in Paris was jam-packed. We trekked up to Sacre Coeur and around the old artists’ quarter of Montmarte, following a guidebook walking tour, rarely managing to escape the crowds. Above: Metro entrance … Continue reading

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PARIS DAY 5: Giverny!

YESTERDAY I TICKED OFF an item that has long been on my bucket list: Monet’s heavenly garden at Giverny, in the countryside 50 miles from Paris. It was a day of more oohs and aahs than actual verbalization, so overwhelmed … Continue reading

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