Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Le Consulat


Had to put up a Montmartre photo on Edith Piaf's birthday.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Happy Birthday, Monet!



Giverny - an easy day trip from Paris.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tales from the Crypt

Happy Halloween!

There's spookiness at the top of Paris (Montmartre, on the way to the Place du Tertre)...



...and at the bottom. Beneath the cathedral...


...lies the crypt! Mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha...




Which thousands of years ago is imagined to have looked more like this:

Sunday, October 24, 2010

On This Day, 1260: Chartres Cathedral Dedication




Chartres is an easy 50-minute drive or train-ride from Paris and well worth the day trip.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Little Ponies in the Jardin du Luxembourg


A little nod to St. Francis near his feast day.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

St.-Joseph-des-Carmes


This church on the rue du Vaugirard, built between 1613 and 1625, was the site of a massacre of between 110 and 120 priests on September 2, 1792 (part of the September Massacres) after fifteen days of captivity. The clerics had refused to take the oath of allegiance to the republican Constitution.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Jardin des Tuileries



It's not always easy to get free Wi-Fi in Europe. David Lebovitz has some tips for where to find it in Paris. Parks and municipal spaces are apparently our best bet.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

LOVED Le Petit Nicolas!


I FINALLY got to see Le Petit Nicolas at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts this evening! It was featured as part of a French film festival. I remember enjoying the books - or at least excerpts from the books - while I was studying French in high school, and the film really captures their warmth and humor with its portrayal of the inner (and outer) life of school kids. I laughed out loud practically the entire time. Delightful!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Arc de Triomphe


We finally made it to the top this year (and the view was totally worth the 284 steps it took to get there).

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Early Morning Sight That Took My Breath Away


The Musée d'Orsay is the most beautiful museum in the world...

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Greetings from an Hour Outside of Paris



Can you believe it's this rural this close to the city? Bliss...

Will be taking more pictures of Paris in the coming week as we venture out of our (sadly, temporary) Normandy country life.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Fishers or Sinners?

I'm pretty sure that says Fishermen's Crêperie ("pêcheurs") but if you squint at that accent over the "e" it could be Sinners' Crêperie ("pécheurs"). Tee-hee.

Don't miss David Lebovitz's weekend post, "Should I Move To France? (28 Questions To Ask Yourself)." It's laugh-out-loud funny - a real gem.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

À la Mère de Famille


Oldest candy store in Paris!
35 rue du Faubourg Montmartre
Metro: Le Peletier, Grands-Boulevards, or Cadet
Tel. +33 (0)1 47 70 83 69
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
See here for other locations.