Paris by Métro: République

République at a Glance Lines=3, 5, 8, 9, 11 Arrondissement=3rd Tip=There is more than one exit for this metro.  Knowing the street you want to exit on can save you some time and walking. Sights Within 1 Kilometer: North Canal Saint-Martin-450m Chez Prune-600m Hôtel du Nord-800m Pink Flamingo-850m Jardin Villemin-1km East Hôpital Saint-Louis-1km South Place…

Life is Good in Canal St. Martin

“Life is good” has been my mantra ever since last summer.  I search for treasures in each day where I can feel this saying.  Today’s was along Canal St. Martin.  People young and old (mostly young) gather in their canal living rooms to enjoy the company of others as they talk, eat, and drink.  We…

Flea Markets to Parfumerie

I’ve earned some sore feet today.  That seems to happen a lot when I travel.  Today’s agenda was about all new sights.  Although this is my fifth time returning to Paris, I’ve realized there is more to do than the time given in the human life. As I sit here tonight, I’m trying to figure…

Home Sweet Home

We arrived in Paris today around 1:00, but didn’t get to our apartment until 3:30.  The RER was taking its time, and we took a detour around Republique before finally finding our living quarters.  I thought I’d share some pictures I took of the apartment and the view outside.  I’d love to share more, but…