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I can’t tell you the first time I saw an image of Mont Saint Michel but what I can tell you is that I knew I would one day have to visit there. The need was immediate and strong. I saw an image, probably on PBS or in a travel magazine, of what I likely … Continue reading Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, France
My husband and I were traveling from Paris to the area of Mont Saint Michel in Western France. We set out by car,me organized with my navigation plans fully planned out. My husband noted that we would be driving through the Normandy area. Thinking it was a site not to be missed he wanted to take … Continue reading An unplanned stop in Normandy, France
With a little extra effort one can really add a lot of meaning and enjoyment by not only traveling to amazing places but also sleeping in amazing places! When I travel I always attempt to find interesting places to stay that are still affordable. Let’s face it I am not rich and famous. But, sometimes … Continue reading Chateua des Tertres – Loire Valley – Onzain France
The French Presidential Election has my mind in Paris again. I was reminded by the Captain over at Equinoxio that I never posted photos from the beautiful Palais Garnier (Paris Opera House for those of us non French speakers). When I was in Paris last year my friend and I took in the ballet at … Continue reading Paris Opera House Grandeur
After returning from Paris last spring I set off to write a flurry of posts about all the glorious things I saw in Paris. One that stumped me however was about the Bataclan nightclub. I didn’t know how to write about it. We visited and saw that it was boarded up and gated. We stood … Continue reading Bataclan Anniversary – Paris
On my first trip to Paris in 2010 I had the pleasure of staying at The Hotel Esmerelda on the Left Bank across from the Notre Dame. Little did I know that it would literally be sleeping atop the famed Shakespeare & Company bookstore. I fell in love with this bookstore and couldn’t wait to … Continue reading Shakespeare & Company Bookstore and Cafe
This will be the last set of Parisian doors for this trip. I hope you have enjoyed the doors I have chosen to share on this Thursday Door tour through Paris. They are a beautiful source of inspiration and happiness for me. And many thanks to Norm for his challenge which provides me an excuse … Continue reading Paris – Doors Part Cinq
Tired of Parisian Doors? I’m not. 😉 Check out some of my previous doors from France and all over the world by clicking here. Thanks to Norm 2.0 for inspiring me to share my doors!
Like I said, no shortage of interesting graffiti. Maybe I should go over and start a Parisian Graffiti walking tour? Tell me, do you find graffiti a nuisance? Attractive? Interesting? Scary? I found most of the art to be innocent and interesting in Paris. There was relatively little that was obscene or gang related. So, … Continue reading Parisian Graffiti – Part Trois