Monthly Archives: March 2016

Francine in Paris – Day 11

Le Dimache des Rameaux.  Palm Sunday in Paris.  We are off to the American Church on Quai d’Orsay not to be confused with the American Cathedral near the George V hotel.  (The Hotel Geoge V is so luxurious and posh … Continue reading

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Francine in Paris – Day 10

Buskers on the Metro underground come in all kinds.  Some stand in the subterranean tunnels and serenade you as you pass hoping for your spare change.  Some play violins or clarinets with accompaniment from a sound system and iPhone.  My … Continue reading

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Francine in Paris – Day 9

Macarons.  Macarons.  Walking around Paris, many of the sweets shops feature these dainty circles in many flavors.  Even Martha Stewart has a recipe:  confectioner’s sugar, almonds, egg whites, salt and, yes, more sugar.  Then, you make the filling.  Deanna and … Continue reading

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Francine in Paris -Day 8

Window-licking.  The French go window-licking while Americans go window shopping.  Deanna and I went out to find 2 rue de Grenelle where the fictional heroine in the book, the Essence of the Hedgehog, lives.  We didn’t find it but we … Continue reading

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Francine in Paris – Day 7+

If you come to Paris, if you love art and music, you must attend an evening concert at Sainte Chapelle.  Imagine sitting in a high Gothic chapel with stained glass windows on 3 sides. At dusk, the light still illiminates … Continue reading

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Francine in Paris – Day 7

The loudspeaker came on at 2 PM in the Louvre.  “Everyone must evacuate the building.   When the situation is over you will be allowed to return.”  Right.  Goldfinch.     (I was near Corot.  Which priceless treasure should I … Continue reading

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Francine in Paris – Day 6

Who could fail to enjoy a place like this?  Le Mur des je t’aime = I love you:  the wall.  Imagine a wall in a Parisian park.  On the wall you see the words, I love you, written  1,000 times in … Continue reading

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Francine in Paris – Days 4 et 5

imagine dining in style at Le Caveau de l’isle, a traditional French restaurant, in a 17th century building on Isle de Sainte Louis.  Naturally, we behaved like tourists and photographed the beautiful presentation of our entrees.  Deanna was almost delirious … Continue reading

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Francine in Paris – Day 3

Today, I made the trek to Porte de Clingancourt for Les Puces, the flea market.  The last few times I was there I had a favorite area, a narrow strip along a road with many vendors under a row of … Continue reading

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Francine in Paris -Day 2

Today was a lovely, sunny, coolish day in Paris – just cold enough for some to wear their full-length mink coats and for others to sit outside of a cafe with a bottle of wine on ice.    Not me, … Continue reading

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