Tag Archives: Opéra Garnier

L’échapper belle

A tradition at my summer job in Paris has become doing an Escape Room as a bonding activity during the week that we prepare for the students to arrive. This year, a colleague suggested that we try a new venue, … Continue reading

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Dans les coulisses

You probably already know Paris’ Opéra Garnier for its flamboyant exterior or maybe for the story of the Phantom, written by Gaston Leroux. It’s been classified as a historical monument for 90 years, but the parts that are behind the … Continue reading

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Il y a du monde au balcon

French architect Jean-Louis Charles Garnier was born on November 6, 1825. His parents were working-class folk, a fact that Garnier tried to bury. During brilliant studies at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Garnier won the Prix de Rome. He … Continue reading

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Faire tapisserie

I love today’s expression. Faire tapisserie (fair tapeesree) literally means to make tapestry, but figuratively it means “to be a wallflower.” It’s hard to imagine tapestry covered walls fading into the background. But if your ancestral hangings aren’t looking as … Continue reading

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De fil en aiguille

If you need new decorative trim for your château, I’ve got just the place for you. Declercq Passementiers has been in the business since 1852 and has passed through six generations of the family. If you choose to buy your … Continue reading

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