Monthly Archives: July 2013

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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Another Successful Adventure

The town of Fontainbleau has a huge market three mornings a week, Sunday being the biggest. We’ve been many times with Mary and Gilles, but last Sunday we ventured into it on our own. I won’t say it was without … Continue reading

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We’ve been here almost two months now and we’ve come to know our French “home town” pretty well. We’re kind of known – the folks at the boulangerie know I’ll be every day or so and know that, though I … 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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A Haircut

One thing about an extended trip such as ours is that we have to do some normal, everyday things that generally get skipped on a vacation. Today, I got a haircut. I admit that I had been kind of dreading … Continue reading

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La Rochelle

La Rochelle – Introduction We went to the seaside town of La Rochelle this weekend, to celebrate our anniversary, and because we have wanted to see La Rochelle for some time. The city has an amazing history, and it features … Continue reading

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