Category: Europe

[One more] Postcard from Seefeld

I’ve written so much about our trips to Seefeld over the years that there surely can’t be anything more to wrote about, can there? Unbelievably, there is! Let’s look at the history of the resort. Seefeld in Tirol is an old Austrian farming village,… Continue Reading “[One more] Postcard from Seefeld”

Trip to: Le Musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris

I’ve been eagerly awaiting the renovation and reopening of this museum which sets out the history of Paris chronologically within a beautiful building in the Marais. Introduction The Carnavalet is the oldest City of Paris museum. It first opened to the public in February… Continue Reading “Trip to: Le Musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris”

Trip to the Louvre, and its gardens

Over the years I’ve spent plenty of time at the Louvre though I’m still not sure I’ve seen everything the museum has to offer. One of my favourite places is however its gardens and I enjoyed a wonderful stroll around here on Monday morning… Continue Reading “Trip to the Louvre, and its gardens”

Postcard from Paris: Part II

Yesterday’s Part I covered the first half of our recent trip to Paris. Today, I’ll explain about the remaining three days and later I’ll cover the museum visits in greater detail. Thursday morning we visited l’Atelier des Lumières to see its immersive experience featuring… Continue Reading “Postcard from Paris: Part II”

Postcard from Paris: Part I

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”

Photo from Paris: Day 7

All too soon, it’s time to go home but not before enjoying lunch at Le Train Bleu.

Photo from Paris: Day 6

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…..

Photo from Paris: Day 5

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”

Photo from Paris: Day 4

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”

Photo from Paris: Day 3

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.