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…

Moment in Auvers-Sur-Oise, France

Auvers-Sur-Oise is a great day trip from Paris.  As I sat on the train, I imagined I was Van Gogh, Monet, or another impressionist escaping to the countryside.  If you’d like to know more about the town, you can check out my blog post about it. Here is a video I took while at Dr….

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…

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…