August 20, 2019

Palace & Park of Versailles

Chateau de Versailles, residence of the French monarchy for one hundred years, was created by Louis XIV, the Sun King. When revolution broke out in 1789, the court departed for the capital. This magnificent palace is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an easy day trip from Paris.

Versailles Palace Gates

July 08, 2019

Paris: Ile de la Cité

A good night's sleep performed miracles and I was ready to begin my second day in France, refreshed and free from jet lag. Our destination this morning was Ile de la Cité, the island in the River Seine where the city of Paris had its origins.

Ile de la Cité, Paris

July 01, 2019

Paris: The Marais

My trip to France last month was a whirlwind of activity. I can't believe how much we saw and did in just two short weeks. Unfortunately, after a few busy days of touring, the entries in my journal dwindled to nothing. But I'm ready now to start documenting the journey while I can still remember the details. First stop: Paris.

Place des Vosges, Paris

April 29, 2019

Paris, Always a Good Idea

For the last couple of years, all of my travels to fascinating destinations have been of the armchair variety – via lots of good books and a few good movies. But things are about to get a lot more exciting when I board an Air France flight to Paris for a two-week sojourn in la belle France. As said so well in the film Sabrina, "Paris is always a good idea." Who am I to argue?

Paris, the City of Light