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Hotel Aida Opera, Paris

Hotel Aida Opera 11 rue Richer (9th), Metro: Line 7 Cadet; Line 8 and 9 Bonne Nouvelle, or Grands Boulevards This was our first time to stay in this hotel and on this trip we stayed here a few … Continue reading

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Angels of Paris

We found a wonderful little book called “Angels of Paris” by Rosemary Flannery. So now, as part of our quest to get to know this city in more depth, we’ve decided to look for some of these angels each time … Continue reading

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Where to Eat in Vannes

Brasserie Les Halles et des Arts 9 rue des Halles, Vannes This brasserie is on a side street, just up from Les Halles (the Covered Market Hall, just inside the old walls on the east side of Old Vannes) and … Continue reading

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Found: Murals and Signs in Brittany

  Brittany has a long tradition of special holidays and celebrations, often involving dancing and very distinctive costumes. Here’s a mural found in the Quimper train station—it looks like a happy occasion. The Bretons also have a long history involving … Continue reading

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Graffiti…..or not?

Paris is full of wonderful art and outdoor sculptures. It is also well-known for graffiti—some “graffiti art”, some just random scrawls on walls or the sides of trucks, or anywhere actually. It’s a lot of fun to look at these … Continue reading

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“Animal” Art in Garden near Gare de lest

Garden in Saint-Laurent Square As is so often the case in Paris, you’ll unexpectedly come across a small green space, tucked between larger buildings. Such is this one—just a block and a half down from Gare de L’Est is the … Continue reading

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Fete de la Musique in Clermont-Ferrand

Fete de la Musique in Clermont-Ferrand This lovely old city in the Auvergne in central France really puts on a show for the festival, and it becomes a huge street party, mainly centered on the squares in the old city … Continue reading

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