I can’t articulate how much I’d been looking forward to this trip because, prior to you know what and the various lockdowns, I generally managed one if not two trips to Paris per annum. Christophe, our regular chauffeur, whom we’ve not seen since we… Continue Reading “Postcard from Paris: Part I”
This evening will be the second time this year we’ve seen Gregory Porter in concert. The first time was outdoors in the summer at Jazz at Juan, but this time we’re indoors, wearing our masks, in Monte Carlo. To be honest, it’s rare to… Continue Reading “Musical Monday: Gregory Porter”
This is one of the grande old dames of Paris. Friends of ours know the chef sommelier and encouraged us to visit the hotel for lunch, dangling the promise of a look behind the scenes – I couldn’t resist! Intro The Hôtel de Crillon first opened… Continue Reading “Trip to Hôtel de Crillon”
Another one of my many photographs of France, this time from our latest trip to Paris.
All too soon, it’s time to go home but not before enjoying lunch at Le Train Bleu.
We enjoyed a personal guided tour of one of Paris’s most famous hotels – more about which on Sunday – where we also lunched after a quick trip to Musee d’Orsay. We were there so long that when we came out…..
Today we made our third visit to Atelier des Lumières, this time to see their Dali and Gaudi shows. This was quickly followed by a trip to the Palais des Congrès de Paris for the French Dental Show. I was mollified by oysters and… Continue Reading “Photo from Paris: Day 5”
It’s mid-way through our trip – time certainly flies when you’re having fun. Today we visited the recently opened Bourse de Commerce which houses the Pinault Collection. Frankly you’re no one in Paris if you don’t have a vast building where you can share… Continue Reading “Photo from Paris: Day 4”
Today was spent in one of my favourite areas of Paris, Le Marais. We passed the morning at the recently refurbished and reopened Musée Carnavalet, the museum of the history of Paris. Then, just wandered around in the afternoon.
Today my beloved achieved a long-held ambition, he visited the Louvre for the first time! He’s tried to visit many times before but has always been put off by the lengthy queues. During the pandemic, entrance to all museums has to be pre-booked, a… Continue Reading “Photo from Paris: Day 2”