My decision to stop blogging at The Paris Traveler was not an easy one to say the least. Throughout the months that I’ve been blogging here I have gained a faithful readership that I am so grateful for, and I want to thank everyone who has made TPT a part of their day, but as most of you who write blogs know, it takes up a good part of your time.
I thought I would be able to juggle everything, but there are just so many hours in a day and I had to put a number of my things on …read more
Party plans are going on in every bar and restaurant in Paris for one of the most celebrated festivites of the Fall. So,….better make your reservations as soon as you can, and don’t count on President Sarkozy to be one of the people celebrating! Mr. Sarko is a teetotaler in case you didn’t know. As a matter of fact, he wanted to ban the popular Fête du Beaujolais Nouveau back in 2003 stating that it was for security reasons and that it would help lessen the health insurance deficit! Uh, okay….
In case any of you noticed a short time ago at the G8 …read more
I received an e-mail today from Instant World Booking, a travel website that I found interesting and helpful, especially for travelers leaving their country for the first time to travel abroad. The post is about (what else!) “How to Travel Safely”!
It’s worth reading, even for experienced travelers. You can click here to read their post and I can only add that I hope everyone stays safe no matter where your journeys take you!
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When people ask me what part of Paris is the best to stay in, my answer is always the same. The Latin Quarter, of course! (And no, it’s not a Latino neighborhood! I’ve been asked that, so don’t laugh!) The Quartier Latin got its name hundreds of years ago when Latin was an official language and because many of the schools and universities in Paris were in this area, among them the Sorbonne which was established in 1253. Classes were taught exclusively in Latin and used among students and academicians; thus the name Latin Quarter.
If you’ve read many of my posts, then you know …read more
Usually I prefer to write about restaurants in Paris that are good, or unique, but not that well-known. This time I thought I would write about some famous restaurants I’ve tried and as the title of this post says, won’t break the bank! Some are cheaper, others are more expensive, but none are like L’ Arpège, Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athénée , La Tour d’Argent, or other fine dining restaurants that you need to mortgage your house in order to enjoy a dinner for two!
Au Chien Qui Fume – This restaurant has been around since 1740 and has a great friendly …read more
A few people have written to me asking about the Cour Saint-Pierre since I’ve mentioned it in a few of my posts. Well to be honest with you, I could have written about this little passageway a lot more than I actually have. As I wrote in Fête de la Musique, I was living in the 17e for a number of years. It was the only time I had lived outside of the 6th arrondissement in Paris.
The Cour Saint-Pierre was like living in a tiny village in France. Everyone moved into this little street around the same time that I did (early 80’s) and …read more
This is one of my favorite museums in Paris, not surprising since Rodin is one of my favorite sculptors. I, also, love the work by Rodin’s student, lover, model, and inspiration, Camille Claudel, but unfortunately, unless you can wait until next year, her work will be on loan in Madrid until mid-January. (Which reminds me, if you’ve never seen the movie Camille Claudelwith Isabelle Adjani and Gérard Depardieu, it is a must see film!)
The harmony between the museum itself and the garden makes this museum rather unique, where some of Rodins most famous sculptures are on display. Looking at The Kiss …read more
When you think about the recent divorce between French President Sarkozy and the former First Lady, things were definitely far from cosy, to say the least! What’s interesting, however, is the way the French perceive this marital seperation and the way the American public would react if an American president were to divorce his wife after only several months in office.
First of all, I don’t think it would ever happen! What First Lady would decide to throw in the towel even if she was in the midst of some sort of Presidential scandal?! (Hmm, does Hillary ring a bell? As …read more
Who wouldn’t want to have a four star French chef in their kitchen everyday of the week cooking for them? Well, if you’re not as lucky as I am, you can always go to the Carrousel du Louvre for the Salon Cuisinez!
There you’ll find everything you’ll ever want to know about cooking from top chefs taking part in this three day expo. So, from cooking classes for kids, to learning how to make a number of decadent chocolate soufflés, there is truly something here for everyone! Or perhaps you’re more into learning about all the latest gadgets that make cooking …read more