Category Archives: Paris sights

Now Always on a Sunday

Open on Sundays Galeries Lafayette is an upmarket French department store chain, the flagship store on Boulevard Haussmann in the 9th arrondissement, very close to Opera Garnier. From January 8, 2017 it is now open on Sundays 11am-7pm (Mondays-Saturdays 9:30am-8:30pm), … Continue reading

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Sculptures in the Tuileries Gardens

The Welcoming Hands 1996, in the Jardin des Tuileries since 2000, by Louise Bourgeois Bronze patine, granite The Tuileries Garden, one of the oldest public gardens in Paris, always impresses visitors with its orderly design along the city’s historical axis, … Continue reading

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A Great Train Station and an Apple Pick

Gare de l’Est (East Station) Gare de l’Est is one of the main train stations in Paris (the others are Gare du Nord, Montparnasse, Bercy, Gare St Lazare, Gare de Lyon), with links to three Metro lines, trains to Ile … Continue reading

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A Korean Bakery in Paris

Korean “Paris Baguette” in Paris This is a Korean bakery in Paris (there’s fusion for you!). I debated whether to post this on the Korean blog or the French blog, as it pertains to both. So, I decided to post … Continue reading

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Calling All Chocolate Lovers

Choco-Story, The Paris Chocolate Museum (Musee Gourmand du Chocolat) This is an amazing museum and I’m sorry we’d never gone before but at least we did finally find it. Another example of the wonderful variety that is Paris. We saw … Continue reading

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Avoiding a Let-Down at the Louvre

HOW TO AVOID A LET-DOWN AT THE LOUVRE The world-famous icon of France and Paris (and one of the world’s top museums) The Louvre, located in the center of the city in the first arrondissement on Rue De Rivoli and … Continue reading

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A Fanciful Afternoon at the Opera Garnier

The actual name is Opera National de Paris Palais Garnier, a 1,979-seat opera house, on Boulevard des Cappucines in the 9th arrondissement. It’s one of the icons of Paris, made doubly famous as Gaston Leroux used it as the setting … Continue reading

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