Time to “travel” to one of my favorite places ~ Paris. I have visited several times and have many great memories, including enjoying a delicious pain au raisin early in the morning walking through a small park, walking along the Seine (browsing the book stalls), exploring the Louvre and Musee Marmottan and dining at special restaurants, one with a terrific view of Notre Dame.
As an armchair traveler, I start by browsing through favorite guide books, re-living treasured walks (Paris is for walking and exploring), while listening to Frank Sinatra’s “I Love Paris.”
Favorite movies set in Paris include “Midnight in Paris” and “Charade” ( I have to buy a new copy of “Charade” as I watched it so often my copy no longer plays).
Enjoy some of my favorite sites below. Of course, as an armchair traveler, your web browsing can be enhanced by a fabulous glass of French wine accompanied by delectable French cheese…..or pain au chocolat or …
Paris ~ Official website of the Convention and Visitors Bureau
Jardin des Tuileries – Paris tourist office (parisinfo.com)
The Louvre in Paris
Musée Marmottan Monet is located at 2, rue Louis Boilly in the 16th arrondissement of Paris and features over three hundred Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings by Claude Monet, including his 1872 Impression, Sunrise. It is the largest collection of his works.
Claude Monet — Musée Marmottan Monet
I took a train from Paris to the beautiful Chateau de Fontainebleau (easy to navigate the train) …
Château de Fontainebleau Official Site Home Page (chateaudefontainebleau.fr)
To quote a favorite author: “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a movable feast.” Ernest Hemingway
As an armchair traveler, you can begin to get a feel for this wondrous city … captivating any time of the year … make plans to visit (or re-visit) … and for now, indulge your senses in things French.
Savor your journeys… real, imagined or virtual, near or far
One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things ~ Henry Miller