Category Archives: Architecture

C’est fini!

I just finished what may be the longest, and certainly heaviest, tome of my life. Paris, City of Art, by Jean-Marie Pérouse de Montclos, was an anniversary gift from my very nice husband in about 2008. Since the book weighs … Continue reading

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Le patrimoine culturel

This week, all of us have been riveted by the tragic fire at Notre Dame. We were in a small town in New Hampshire, grabbing a quick bite, when we saw the horrible images on a muted TV in the … Continue reading

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Que voir à San Francisco

After I returned from France in August, my husband and I went to San Francisco to visit our daughter who has just moved there. (Quelle chanceuse!) It’s a truly fabulous city. I was struck by how many French-speaking visitors were … Continue reading

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Délabré

When I was in Deauville, I thoroughly enjoyed a long walk on the beach. Amid all the beautiful homes and hotels, one massive structure really stood out. It was much more like a château than a summer home – there … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 2

Well, the verdict on the new format was positive, so here we go again with a round-up of francophile recommendations: Artist makes the Louvre Pyramid disappear – I am looking forward to seeing this when I get to Paris in … Continue reading

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Un spectacle qui cartonne

I just spent a spectacular weekend in New York. The weather was amazing; we went to a couple of great museum exhibits and ate lots of wonderful meals. One of the most enjoyable things that we did was walk along … Continue reading

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Vent fort

We really enjoy living in the greater Boston area. There are so many things to see and do. Recently, we visited Ventfort Hall in Lenox, Massachusetts and stayed for a holiday afternoon tea. America’s Gilded Age was the period between … Continue reading

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