2019 marked 50 years since our first steps on the moon. The Grand Palace, in Paris, had an exhibit about mankind’s relationship with the moon to celebrate this global event. Even though it has been linked to cheese since antiquity this exhibit featured art and reliques from a variation of time periods and only freeze […]
The Louvre is a fantastic museum. On a boat tour in Paris I was told if you stood in front of every piece in the Louvre for three seconds, it would take you three months to see everything. In recent years the audio guide is on a Nintendo DS. This gives you an interactive 3D […]
Paris is filled with color. Everywhere you look there are colorful flowers, awnings, macarons and street art. Join me for a photo tour in blue. Evening Sky Art Bright Sky Churches and Buildings Museums and Stores Misc.
Atelier des Lumières is a new digital art center with a unique way to immerse yourself in art. Located in the 11th arr. the building used to be an iron foundry founded in 1835 and was in operation until 1929. It was then discovered by Culturespace in 2013 as the perfect place to house a […]
Over the past few years, there have been heatwaves in Europe. Temperatures have gone up to 102 degrees on a few of the days I was in Paris. In New York there is air conditioning everywhere. That’s not the case in Paris. It’s not every day, or year, that it hovers around 100 degrees. I […]
I’ve spent a good many summers in Paris and I’m always looking for something out of the way and different to see and do. Here are a few things I’ve discovered over the years that are little hidden gems around the city. Bercy Village Bercy Village is an outdoor shopping mall with as many cafes […]
The catacombs of Paris can be an all day event but the wait is worth it. The catacombs are located in the 14th arr. and are accessible by metro lines 4, 6 and the train RER B as well as busses. The catacombs are closed Mondays. There is now a ‘skip the line’ ticket. If […]
On a very hot day in July, in southern France, I visited Cezanne’s studio with my friend Julia. The studio was purchased by Cezanne in 1901 on a hillside right outside the town of Aix-en-Provence and close to Cezanne’s favorite view of Mont Sainte-Victoire. Having his own studio, made to his specifications, was a long […]