Tweet Like many American girls, one of the things I couldn’t wait to do on my first trip to Paris was a visit to a sidewalk cafe with a view of the Eiffel Tower. I wanted to sit on one of those rattan bistro chairs smoking a Gitanes or Gauloises French cigarettes like Audrey Hepburn [...]
Tweet (Thanks, merci, to Kier Matthews for today’s guest post!) We landed in Paris on Valentine’s Day shortly before dinner. It was our first time in Paris and we were a bit excited to be in the “City of Lights” on the most romantic day of the year.
I marveled at the thought of the work, effort and faith it took to build it all by hand.
Tweet My first visit to Paris was kind of an afterthought. My husband and I, both Anglophiles, were heading to England for our honeymoon for a few days in London, then driving around the Southwest. We found out that the wife of a friend of ours, a brilliant high-school French teacher, had accepted an offer [...]
The entire trip was a complete fairy tale. From the light dusting of snow and Christmas decorations around the city…
Seeing Paris without the crowds was truly magical.
I browsed the
books at Gibert Jeune, walked along the banks of the Seine opposite Notre
Dame and enjoyed a meal of steak and red wine at a brasserie in the
Tweet France is compact. It’s just under the size of the state of Texas. According to Google Maps, it’s only 1,202km (under 750 miles) from Calais, on the northern border on the coast of the English Channel, to Cannes, on the southern border on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. That’s about an 11 hour [...]
Fuel prices are high – at time of printing it was a few cents over $5.50 per gallon in Paris!