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Fondation Louis Vuitton

Fondation Louis Vuitton

On Monday morning, I finally made it to the Fondation Louis Vuitton, one of Paris's newest museums and monuments. The current exhibit of the Sergei Shchukin collection (including works from Monet, Degas, Cézanne, Gauguin and others) has been extended by one final week...

Jardin de l’Atlantique

Jardin de l’Atlantique

It had been on my list for a while. Last week I finally made it down to Gare Montparnasse without too much luggage to carry so I could explore what's above the station. Few people realize that above the station platform and train tracks is an 8+ acre city park,...

Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil

Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil

Last week, I wrote about the Albert Kahn Museum & Gardens in Boulogne-Billancourt. Not so far from there, about a 30 minute's walk away, is the Jardin des Serres d'Auteuil, a botanical garden in the Bois de Boulogne. These gardens were created back in 1761 under...

Albert Kahn Museum & Garden

Albert Kahn Museum & Garden

On the edge of the Seine in Boulogne-Billancourt, a suburb of Paris abutting the 16th arrondissement, lies a magical little garden and museum that most tourists never find. The Albert Kahn Museum & Garden is a bit off the beaten track, but just a short walk from...

Jardin des Rosiers (a.k.a. My New Backyard)

Jardin des Rosiers (a.k.a. My New Backyard)

It was one of those oppressively hot days in late July when I happened upon a green gate off rue des Rosiers, just a block from my apartment. I had never noticed this gate before, so I peaked in. To my surprise, I found a whole city park I never knew existed! And a...

Hiking in Paris

Hiking in Paris

If you've been following my blog for any length of time, you know that I am a big fan of (obsessed with?) France's long distance trail system (the grandes randonnées). I completed Corsica's breathtaking GR20 in 2009 and 2011, and have walked a number of segments of...

Book Review: Siobhan Wall’s Quiet Paris

Book Review: Siobhan Wall’s Quiet Paris

When Siobhan Wall's publisher asked me to review her new book on Paris, Quiet Paris, I did not hesitate for a minute. This is not a classic guide book to Paris. This reference is specifically targeted at the visitor who prefers the off-the-beaten-track Paris, at the...

7 Off-the-Beaten-Track Sites of Paris

7 Off-the-Beaten-Track Sites of Paris

My article, Off the beaten Parisian track: 7 French spots to discover, has been published on Ma Vie Française's website. That is one off-the-beaten-track site for every day of the week! And if you missed my complementary article for Ma Vie Française, Five things you...

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