Tag Archives: Weekend Trips

Saint Sulpice

I have so many pictures piling up it’s hard to know what to post next, but at Vlad’s request I will be highlighting a beautiful church in Paris called Saint Sulpice. You may recognize the church from The Da Vinci … Continue reading

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Literary Pilgrimage

This weekend was my last weekend in Paris *tear* and looking back I have to say I came to know Paris quite well. I loved the elegant architecture, the history, the museums, the cafes, the gardens, everything. But one of … Continue reading

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A Page in The Great Book of Humanity

While riding the train to Paris Friday night, I was reading The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo when I read a passage that I found so thought provoking I had to share it. Hugo is discussing architecture, in … Continue reading

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Paris in the Fall

I stopped posting so many pictures from my trips to Paris because I thought I should keep the focus of my blog as Toulouse. But then I remembered “Hey, it’s my blog, I can do whatever I want.” Besides, if … Continue reading

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All Saint’s Day

Today is Toussaint, or All Saint’s Day, which honors the passing of all saints. In English, the day can also be called All Hallows (which is why yesterday is called “Halloween”, from Hallow’s Eve). In France, All Saint’s Day is a … Continue reading

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The Capital of the World

In case you weren’t aware, I’m here to inform you that THE capital of the world is a town in France called Castres. At least that’s what Vlad’s dad Michel always says, who is in fact from Castres. (Go figure.) … Continue reading

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Carcassonne

To end the trip to the Mediterranean, we stopped in the Medieval city of Carcassonne, which is conveniently halfway between Toulouse and the sea. If I were to recount the history of Carcassone, it would be a thousand page novel, but it’s … Continue reading

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Collioure

After the brief interruption by my birthday weekend in Paris, I have to finish telling you about my trip to the Mediterranean 2 weekends ago (which already seems so long ago, where does the time go?). After leaving Portbou, Spain, … Continue reading

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Paris – Round 2

Every time I go to Paris it is cold, windy, rainy and gray (or grey, for the occasional Brit who drops by). Nothing could be more miserable. And yet I keep going back for more. We thought we could outwit … Continue reading

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Montmartre

This weekend when I went to Paris, I stayed in Montmartre. Montmartre, on the north end of Paris, used to be its own village, but as Paris grew it was incorporated into the city. It is the home of the … Continue reading

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