Private art collection of emil bührle

I had the pleasure of seeing a traveling exhibit at the Musée Maillol. It was the private art collection belonging to Emil Bührle. This was the debut of this collection in France. Emil Bührle had one of the most prestigious private art collections in the world. These paintings and statues were on their way to […]

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10 Museums in Paris to see that are not the Louvre

Even though the Louvre has a bit of everything, sometimes it’s nice to go to a museum where you don’t feel overwhelmed. These specialty museums offer a look at one topic at a time, some of them just one artist.  Musée des Arts Décoratifs This museum is next to the Louvre and they will make […]

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Giverny

Giverny is like a religious experience. Visiting the home of Claude Monet and his famous water lily gardens is like stepping into a painting. Monet settled in Giverny in 1883 and created a huge garden. Ten years later he acquired more land and built a small pond near a brook. He filled the pond with […]

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Choco-Story Paris – The Chocolate Museum

The Chocolate Museum in Paris is one of my favorite museums. The museum is located in the 10th arr. It’s right near Metro lines 8 and 9. The museum isn’t too large, although it is three floors. There are two different types of tickets. One is just the museum and the other includes a chocolate […]

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Château de Vincennes

Château de Vincennes is located on the far east edge of Paris. It is the last stop on the Metro 1 line and a stop on the RER A train.  I, of course, started my visit by going the long way around the outside of the entire place. Instead of staying straight on the main […]

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The Adventure of Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel is an interesting place with an amazing history. For nearly a thousand years people had been making a pilgrimage to this medieval site. The monastery was built on a rock high above the water. When the tide comes in it becomes an island and when the tide goes out you can walk […]

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10 Unusual Things to do in Paris

After seeing the Eiffel Tower a few times, climbing the Arc de Triumph at least twice, and many trips to the Louvre, I bet you’re looking for new things to see and do. I know I was. Here is a list of 10 unconventional things that are not found on many lists. Take a Boat […]

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