Archive for January, 2014

Return to Guedelon – The Newly Constructed Ancient Castle

After a wonderful week we said goodbye to Marty and Sara.  In just a few days our friends Scott and Lovita would be joining us.  We managed to coordinate their trip from Paris to Briar with Wilco so they would be on the same train. After flying six thousand miles our guests are always a little nervous when they get on the train.  After all, they are going to a small town that they have never heard of ...

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No More Paintings! Napoleon’s Tomb & Musee des Arts Decoratifs

We always enjoy Paris, but our last little two-day excursion was unusually special. Lately I’ve been pretty burned out on art museums especially if they have a large collection of religious paintings, and they all do. After all, how many pictures of Baby Jesus and the Virgin do you really need?

Our friends Marty and Sara recommended that we go to the Musee des Arts Decoratifs.  The first exhibit was in a darkened room filled with display ...

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Sainte-Chapelle – A “Must Visit” For Everyone

If you ever have the chance to visit Paris, and you enjoy classical music here is a great tip.  Go see a concert at the church of Sainte-Chapelle. It is located on the Ile de la Cite close to the Notre Dame Cathedral. Depending on the time of year you may want to buy your tickets a few days in advance. They most likely sell out during the height of the tourist season.  We bought our tickets across ...

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The Perfect Day In Paris

We’ve had a wonderful week with Sara and Marty, though mostly Sara.  Marty talks too much.  Our friends were headed to Paris, and suggested we join them.  Lisa said we really should go.  Moreover, she was in need of some retail therapy.  What about the secretary we just bought??

She reminded me,“That was two weeks ago, and besides it didn’t count.”

“Why didn’t it count?”

“Because retail therapy only works for stuff you don’t need.” ...

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