Category Archives: Paris

Museum Pass Day Two

Last night, I headed to the show “How to Become Parisian in One Hour” by a French comedian. He did the show entirely in English, which was quite helpful! It was pretty funny – how to be Parisian in the … Continue reading

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Museum Pass Day One

If you buy the Paris museum pass, you can go to dozens of museums without having to buy a separate ticket for each.  I started with the Louvre.  There is a sneaky way to get in and avoid most of … Continue reading

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Sparkly Eiffel Tower

Below is a quick glimpse of the Eiffel Tower when it’s sparkling with lights. This happens every night for the first 10 minutes of every hour. I can see why locals could be annoyed when it was built in the … Continue reading

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Bastille Day Fireworks

We went a few days before the 14th to find a good spot to watch the fireworks for Bastille Day.  We found a good spot along the Île des Cygnes, a manmade island in the Seine near the replica of … Continue reading

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Organ recital at Notre Dame

Every Sunday afternoon during the summer, there is a guest organist that plays at Notre Dame Cathedral. Today, after a hot day of walking around, I decided to have a listen. Here are the first 30 seconds or so of … Continue reading

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Turkish Bath

There is a mosque in Paris, in the 5th arrondissement, that has a cafe and a bath. A traditional Turkish bath in the heart of Paris.  Why not? So today, Monday being one of the days that it’s open for … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July! It’s free museum day!

In Paris, on the first Sunday of every month, the museums are all free. So while my countrymen across the Atlantic were waking up and getting ready for barbecues and fireworks, I was perusing fine works of art. I started … Continue reading

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