Marche Aux Puces

No, I did not just call you a bad name.  Marche aux puces translates to flea market in English.  There are several across Paris, but one of the largest in Europe can be found at Porte de Clignancourt in St. Ouen.  St. Ouen is on the outskirts of Paris, and a little rougher around the…

Day 31

Thank you so much to all of you that have been sending positive vibes towards my family.  I have to admit that I was pretty scared when I got the call from my dad that no one could reach my mom.  I feared the worse, but can once again be thankful for whoever seems to…

Flâneur

Flâneur is a French noun which means something along the lines of strolling.  It is probably my aunt Linda’s favorite French word.  The Italians have a similar word that applies to the evening stroll: Passeggiata.  There is something inviting about walking without a specific destination in mind.  Here you can see my captures from being…

Staying Close to Home

I kept it local today.  Although today is Saturday (the Sabbath), and the Jewish Quarter is typically closed up, I was in the mood for a falafel.  Continuing my quest for the best one, I tried a new place called Chez Hanna.  It was good, but no one can top the number one contender yet. …

Hanging in the ‘Burbs of Paris

I wonder if anyone can guess where I went today…  I sure didn’t know it existed until I was there.  It all started with the hopes of a gourmet cheeseburger.  I’m not sure what it is about craving the beef sandwich, because I rarely order one at home.  For some reason, I appreciate the twist…

Champagne Region in France

I’m sorry about only posting photos last night, but I was beat.  I even fell asleep while my pictures were loading.  Now that I am more rested, I’d like to share my day. I was a lemming yesterday.  I signed up for a tour through Paris Webservices who booked my Reims and Champagne tour through…

Champagne Region in Photos

Sorry for the laziness tonight, but I’m afraid this will just be a photo post for now.  I’ll add a post with information tomorrow.  Happy 4th of July to my American friends and family! “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with…

Village Montmartre

I’m becoming quite a Paris Walks aficionado.  This is my fourth tour, and not my last.  I’ve stayed in Montmartre before, but there is always more to be learned, and I enjoy increasing my brain power.  If you think to yourself, “I don’t like Montmartre.  It is so touristy and full of hagglers,” you are…

Slovenia Impressionists and a Secret Garden

If you haven’t noticed yet, I enjoy Impressionism.  We often think of the French when we think of this cutting edge time period in art, but they were not the only ones getting in on the action.  The Petit Palais in Paris currently has an exhibition on Impressionists from Slovenia.  I’ve never heard of any…

Market of the Red Children

Sometimes the early bird does not catch the worm.  I was desperate for more cherries and some other produce, so I looked up markets in my area open on Tuesday.  I found Marche de Enfants Rouge which I remembered reading about in my Markets of Paris book.  I saw that they opened at 8:30, and…