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A Mini Guide to Paris: Wrap Up

—————————————–  A Mini Guide to Paris  —————————————– After many trips to Paris and time spent there as a study abroad student, I feel as if I have a great pulse on the City of Lights. Here’s a little summary of the best spots to visit, eat and explore in the City of Lights. Hope this […]

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Le Potager du Pere Thierry

On our first night in Paris, we ventured out to a wine bar + restaurant well known among the expat crowd, but which ultimately ended up a major disappointment. We’re talking nearly a 2 hour wait while later parties were seated ahead of us, rude waiters and menu mains completely “sold out”…after we ordered an entire […]

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Musée Jacquemart André – Part II

Following Part I, here are some more pictures of the Musée Jacquemart André and some additional info on the mansion’s owners. Édouard André was the scion of a Protestant banking family who devoted his considerable fortune to buying works of art. He was a well-known art lover and collector, that Napoleon III asked him to […]

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Musée Jacquemart André – Part I

I had a really fun time exploring the mansion that is the Jacquemart Andre museum. Check out the floor to ceiling mirrors and all that marble! I stumbled on the idea to visit the Jacquemart Andre museum by chance, having never heard of the place before this latest trip to Paris. Once I saw the […]

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The Paris Pantheon and its Crypt

When I studied abroad in Paris, I lived in the 5th arrondissement, also known as the Latin or Student quarter. The area was perfect for me – lively, filled with students from nearby ENS and la Sorbonne, and full of bistros, cafes and shops on this one particularly long street behind my apartment. I remember […]

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Tick Tock… The Musee d’Orsay Clock

Tick.. tick..tock! It’s officially Friday afternoon and I am SO ready for the weekend! I’m planning to hit up the Forbes museum, check out the new Key West Contemporary Orchid Show at the NY Botanical and (sadly) pop by the office to finish up some work. What about you? Above, some pictures from the Orsay […]

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Musée d’Orsay

A couple snapshots of the beautiful beaux-arts gallery, the Musee d’Orsay. Orsay features an impressive collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces in addition to a variety of sculptures, furniture and photography. My favorite part of the visit is the museum itself, which was once the Orsay railway station. It’s quite surprising how a train station […]

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Prince de Galles Hotel in Paris, France

We had only a couple days in Paris so I picked the Prince de Galles hotel for our stay, located near the Champs-Elysées and steps from the Arc de Triomphe. The elegant boutique hotel was such a luxurious stay – our room was large by Parisian standards and coming home from a full day of sightseeing […]

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Rodin Museum and Garden

The Rodin Museum is one my favorites, because it’s not so much a traditionally, stuffy museum but more a beautifully curated house and garden dotted with some of Auguste Rodin’s most famous sculptures. A walk into a room here, a stroll through the garden path… every couple feet a new work awaits! Paris actually has two museums […]

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