Paris Snaps

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Favorite French Things

The American love affair with French culture is a longstanding one, and I realized pop culture has been helping me join in for quite some time. Here are a few reasons beyond the sparkling Tour Eiffel why I love this other nation of red, white, and blue. Ever After Courage, loyalty, Angelica Houston’s soul-piercing glare…need I say […]

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Parisian Wednesday 

Today was hot hot hot so I determined to hide out in cheap museums. The Museum de Shoah (free) had an exhibit on Women in the Resistance of WWII.  Bravery. Heartbreak. Courage. Even if things can’t be fully understood, we shouldn’t stop trying. We shouldn’t forget. And after I left the museum, I became more […]

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St. Sul Peace

There is a church whose towers I have admired on every visit to Paris, but I never knew what was connected to them. But today, I finally tracked down the towers closely enough to step inside the church below them. And thus I was introduced to St. Sulpice. I felt peaceful inside. The entire story […]

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Practicalities : Paris Transport

For someone who comes from a town where public transportation is nigh nonexistent, Paris’s Metro is a dream. There are multiple ways to take advantage of the subway system, and the best option can depend on the length of your stay. As I’ve had a longer time in Paris than in most destinations (10 days), […]

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The Right Steps

If I had turned right instead of left… I may have ended up further west along the Seine than on the east. I may have stumbled upon the swing dancing on the banks of the river before I ever would have made it to the salsa, and I may have spent the night Lindy-Hopping instead […]

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