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Paris Visit

We went into Paris for a couple days last week. After watching the weather for a few days we realized we had a choice: Paris cool and with a chance of rain, or Paris hot. The forecast was right: this … Continue reading

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Fete de la Musique

Every June 21 – the Summer Solstice – Paris celebrates with an enormous music festival: the Fete de la Musique. Some years ago our late friend Barbara was in Paris on June 21, but she didn’t know ahead of time about … Continue reading

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Paris – Part II

We came back to Paris this week, as the weather here was forecast to be excellent. It has been that; in fact, too excellent, as the temperature is forecast to be 90 or higher today (Friday). That’s just a bit … Continue reading

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Our First Amble In Paris

We have a bunch of books of Paris walks, because Paris is definitely a city that rewards walkers. Heck, there’s even a French word for a person who just strolls in the city: flaneur. That’s us, a pair of flaneurs in our … Continue reading

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First Day Back In Paris

We’re in Paris for a couple days. Tuesday night we went for a stroll in our favorite part of Paris – the two islands. It’s a very nice way to start out, I must say…

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Paris

I know I owe the blog a post on the city of Bourges, and I promise I’ll get to it, as Bourges was quite an interesting place. But…we’re in Paris for a couple days and I think I’ll throw a … Continue reading

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Paris IV

Tuesday Laurie and I headed north to Paris for a few days. Our nephew Brian and his wife Jennifer (I guess that makes her our “niece-in-law;” is there such a word?) arrived in Paris that day for their first visit … Continue reading

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Paris III – Chateau de Vincennes

Warning: history follows! On the eastern edge of Paris, outside the Périphérique (the highway that surrounds central Paris) one can step back into the 14th century with a 15-minute Metro ride. Today, rather than take that 15-minute Metro, we took … Continue reading

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Paris III – the Louvre

We spent Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday morning in Paris this week. Our friends Mary & Gilles have graciously allowed us to stay at their apartment in Paris whenever we want, and I can tell you that it’s quite nice … Continue reading

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Paris – Canal St. Martin

Some years ago, on our first stay in Paris, I read about a boat ride on Canal St. Martin. We decided that it would be a perfect first-day, recovering-from-jet-lag activity for that trip: two and a half hours of sitting … Continue reading

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