Category Archives: Paris

Cafe near the Grand Palais, Paris

Le Grand Palais Restaurant,  21 Ave D. Franklin Roosevelt If you are planning on visiting the Grand Palais and are looking for somewhere for lunch or a snack, this is a good place. We were going to a special exhibit … Continue reading

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Quiet Places in Paris: The Swiss Valley

Quiet Corners of Paris: The Swiss Valley One of the pleasures of wandering around Paris is finding small squares and gardens in unexpected places. These quiet green spaces add another dimension to this beloved city, which can feel frenetic and over-run … Continue reading

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Vannes is a Ville Fleurie

Background: What are Villes Fleuries? The ‘towns and villages in bloom’ award (ville fleurie) is given to French places that make a special effort to create a pleasant natural environment for both residents and visitors by focusing on plants, flowers … 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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Eating Around Gare de Bercy

 Bercy Café On recent trips in France we have quite frequently traveled from, or to, Gare de Bercy—often on our way to Clermont-Ferrand. On a couple of occasions, we’ve arrived at Bercy with a number of hours to spare before our … Continue reading

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Paris: A Restaurant Re-Visited

Les Petites Ecuries I wrote about this restaurant before (https://vivsfrenchadventures.wordpress.com/2015/04/09/and-testing-the-new-in-paris/ ) 40 Rue des Petites Ecuries, 10th arrondissement, not too far from Gare de l’Est. Closest Metro stop: Chateau d’Eau.  We remembered this place from a previous visit to the … 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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