Tag Archives: Jardin du Luxembourg

Jardins extraordinaires

When I think of France, I often think, not of monuments, but of gardens. After all, I live about thirty seconds from the Jardin du Luxembourg in the summer. Some days are so busy that’s as far as I get … Continue reading

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À visage découvert

Here’s another exhibit in Paris the summer that looks interesting. Les Tudors is on until July 19 at the musée du Luxembourg-Sénat, on the edge of the Jardin du Luxembourg. This is the first exhibit in France that has ever been … Continue reading

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La Liberté Éclairant le Monde

There she is! And there! And there! There are so many variations of the Statue of Liberty in France that it seems like the Bronze Lady is around every corner. You probably already know that she was a gift to the … Continue reading

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La Grande Boucle

The Tour de France, that mythic bike race that crisscrosses France, turns 100 this year. Drug scandals aside, this is an athletic tour de force. The French Senate, which is located within the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, is marking … Continue reading

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Être tout sucre, tout miel

If you are in Paris at the weekend of September 24, 2011, stop by the beehives at the Jardin du Luxembourg during the Fête du miel, or Honey Festival. Since 1856, there has been a beekeeping program through the Société … Continue reading

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Comme on connaît ses saints, on les honore

Saint-Sulpice is just a stroll from my summer home in the Luxembourg Gardens. It is the second largest church in Paris. The present church was built in the 17th century over the foundations of an earlier Romanesque building. The construction … Continue reading

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I tried a great little crêperie the other day, Le Vieux Journal (The Old Newspaper), 17, rue Bréa, just a couple of blocks from le Jardin du Luxembourg in the 6th Arrondisement. The décor is charming; old newspaper pages are … Continue reading

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Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

One of the great things about my summer job is the chance to spend time with real Parisians who let me in on their secret places. Yesterday, one of those wonderful people took me to the Polidor restaurant (41, rue … Continue reading

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Paris Ouest

My summer home is in Paris’s 6th Arrondissement. Paris is divided into 20 such sub-groups, each with its own mayor. More importantly, each Arrondissement has its own personality.  The wealthiest Arrondissements are the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 16th. Along with … Continue reading

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Il ne faut jamais dire “Fontaine, je ne boirai pas de ton eau!”

My home until the end of July is a summer program just seconds from the south-west corner of Le jardin du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Gardens). Some days are so busy that this may be the farthest I get from the program, … Continue reading

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