Category Archives: France

Last Day In Paris

Images from Le Cimetière du Père-Lachaise Among the many last resting place of famous artists, architects and political figures, we saw;  Oscar Wilde, Marcel Marceau, Edith Piaf, Sarah Bernhardt, Jim Morrison, Chopin, and the most recently added Bernard Verlhac dit Tignous, … Continue reading

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Paris, Museum Pass Day 4

Due to the excesses of the night before, we didn’t get going until 11 am, so a last minute change of plans, shortened considerably.  We took the metro down to the Place de la Concorde with the intent to tour … Continue reading

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City of Lights, Paris By Night

They light up the tower with sparkling lights for 5 minutes each hour, at the top of the hour.  This photo was taken at 7 pm, the first lighting.  

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Paris, Museum Pass Day 3, aka Happy Birthday to Me

We started today with a tour of the Musee d’Orsay.  A fabulous museum with three floors of Art Nouveau objects d’art, furniture and design (an entire room) that I didn’t even know were there, and rooms of master piece paintings, … Continue reading

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Chartres Cathedral, A Day Trip From Paris

It was an easy one hour train ride from the Montparnasse Train Station in Paris to Chartres and a nice change of pace to see the countryside after spending a few days in the city.  The 16 euro fare took … Continue reading

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Paris, Museum Pass Day 1

Yesterday we bought the four day museum pass for 56 euros, a very good bargain if you plan to hit even a few museums.  We had planned to do just two today, but as the weather rapidly changed from sunny … Continue reading

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Paris, St-Ouen Market

One word describes the St-Ouen market:  wow!  This famous flea market on the northern edge of the 18th arrondissement has anything you might be looking for and more.  It would have been easy to fill a shipping container with all … Continue reading

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Amsterdam to Paris

I liked Amsterdam.  It is clean and organized, from the ticket lines at the museums to the signage at the train station.  It’s easy to get around and everyone speaks English.  As our Heineken cruise guide said “There’s more to … Continue reading

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