Monthly Archives: March 2015

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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