Paris by Métro: Abbesses

Abbesses at a Glance Line=12 Arrondissement=18th Tip=Use the elevator.  There are a lot of stairs. Sights Within 1 Kilometer: North Mural of Je T’aime-52m Picasso’s Studio-300m Espace Salvador Dali-400m Moulin de la Galette-500m Renoir’s Home-500m Montmartre Vineyard-600m Square Suzanne Buisson-600m Musée de Montmartre-650m Au Lapin Agile-650m East Funicular-400m Place du Tertre-400m Sacre Coeur Basilica-550m West…

Following the Trails of Van Gogh and the Impressionists

Van Gogh seems to pop up in many of my journeys.  I saw him down in Provence last spring.  Then we met up in Amsterdam so he could show me some of his work.  He even stays in Chicago at the Art Institute.  This time I acted like an Impressionist myself by taking the train…

Au Lapin Agile in Paris

Imagine Picasso, Renoir, and Modigliani sitting in the corner, sipping on a libation in this quaint little cabaret as they listen to music, poems, and possibly some dirty jokes.  Stepping into the red room feels like a different time and place.  Order your brandy and cherries as you see people trickle in.  Before you know…