Monthly Archives: April 2013

Back in the USA

John and I made it home on Sunday and are still trying to overcome a bit of jet lag. But oh what a trip and what wonderful memories we made! Apologies to my faithful blog readers…both my smartphone and my … Continue reading

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Better than a soap opera

Intrigue…betrayal…murder…mayhem…scorned wives and pampered mistresses — French history is better than a soap opera! Take Henry IV. Today, John and I visited a couple of key places during Henry’s reign. First, the Place des Vosges… Henry of Navarre (a descendant … Continue reading

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The Catacombs

I’m a big Anne Rice fan — her vampires make Stephanie Meyer’s “Twilight” vamps seem like, well, the adolescents to whom they are marketed! Anne Rice was on my mind a lot today as I visited the Catacombs in Paris. … Continue reading

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Chasing a Legend

It seems fitting that the last cathedral John and I will visit together on this trip to France is the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Rouen — the town where Jeanne d’Arc was imprisoned and ultimately burned at the stake … Continue reading

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Locked in Love

If you get tired of visiting museums and/or touring centuries -old monuments while in Paris, check out The Lock Bridge — a 21st century monument to everlasting love. The Lock Bridge is a nice little footbridge across the Seine connecting … Continue reading

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