Tag: Paris

One from the vault: Things my beloved says “I could do that!”

I’ve revived a post from 2017 which feels apt as it was written on the day after Bastille Day, five years ago.  We were watching the magnificent Classical Concert from the Eiffel Tour on Bastille Day,  Le Concert de Paris, featuring the great and the… Continue Reading “One from the vault: Things my beloved says “I could do that!””

Trip to an abandoned railway line in Paris

If you’ve visited Paris as many times as I have you’ll have checked off all the essential tourist hubs and now want to experience the nitty-gritty of the real Paris. Far from the tour buses that run through Place de la Concorde and the groups… Continue Reading “Trip to an abandoned railway line in Paris”

Trip to the Louvre, Paris

The Louvre is one of the world’s most famous, largest fine arts museum and home to the one of the most impressive art collections in history. It’s also the most visited museum in the world with (before you know what) an impressive 10 million… Continue Reading “Trip to the Louvre, Paris”

One from the Vaults: Postcards from Paris and New York (2015)

It was chilly, damp even, in Paris but finally the sun broke through to shine on Black Friday, though arguably that event was two weeks before. At Les Invalides, the French President led a memorial service for the 130 victims. Accordingly, Paris was a sombre… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Postcards from Paris and New York (2015)”

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”

Trip to Hôtel de Crillon

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”

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”