We went to Paris this week

Pj’s performance was supposed to be this week at the Centre Pompidou but there was a supposed city-wide strike so they moved the performance to the end of the month.  Well, since we had train tickets and a hotel booked we decided to make our merry way over the channel to see how things were on in Paris.  No strike that we ever saw and we ended up having a fantastic little holiday.  Day 1 we walked around and enjoyed taking Paris the way it should be – with extreme leisure.  We visited Montmartre and Sacré Cœur.  Many artists had studios or worked around the community of Montmartre such as Salvador DalíClaude MonetPablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh.  We walked around the Les Halles, which has a massive underground shopping mall (parisians don’t care for it).  Took numerous cafe breaks and spent the evening at my favorite market on Rue Cler. Pj bought honey and I bought wine.  Afterwards we sat under the Eiffel Tower until it was time to go home.  We stayed at a fantastic little hotel off of the Champs-Elysées.  Day 2:  Pj’s train ticket left early in the morning so i had to fend for myself.  I spent the morning entranced with the Latin Quarter (university district of Paris – most have heard of the Sorbonne).  After taking a quick peak into Notre Dame I stumbled my way enroute to finding this amazing tea (Mariage Freres on 30 rue du Bourg Tibourg).  Black Tea with almond and vanilla was the choice.  The whole afternoon was spent frollicking about the Pompidou Center.  There was an exhibition up on Louise Bourgeois which was fantastic.  Pj and I both agree that her ‘cells’ are both sublime and harrowing examinations of domestic life.  


One response to “We went to Paris this week

  1. Are they still renovating the inside of the Sacre Coeur? I’ve been there about 5 times now and have never been able see much except scaffolding…

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