Raindrops On Roses, Whiskers On Kittens...

November 13, 2017 

by Sue Reddel

New Year - New Travel

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a little night music in paris

While traveling in France this past summer a friend mentioned that they had seen a wonderful live concert at Sainte-Chapelle. Since Sainte-Chapelle was one of our favorite sites in Paris, we thought a concert there would certainly be worth attending.

Sainte-Chapelle is located in the courtyard of the royal palace on the Ile de Cite in Paris. Ordered by Louis IX, Sainte-Chapelle, was built between 1242 to 1248, to house the Relics of the Passion of Christ.

a paris must see: musee de l'orangerie

We're not sure why this museum does not come up higher on the Top Ten lists - because it should. After a day trip to Monet’s gardens in Giverny we were on the hunt for all things Monet in Paris. Our first stop was Musee de l’Orangerie. This museum located in the Jardin des Tuilleries, houses Monet’s crowning work, the water lily series or Nympheas. Painted in his garden at Giverny, seeing these large format paintings up close immediately takes you back to his beautiful gardens.

french cheese? yes, please!

When conjuring up images of an enjoyable day in France, many of us think of a sunny afternoon spent on a park bench or patch of grass somewhere people-watching with a loaf of crusty bread, a chunk of delicious cheese and perhaps some wine or other beverage.  Such a pleasure is as meaningful when pursued from a hilltop in Paris, a patio in Provence, or while floating on a barge down the canals of Burgundy.

france burgundy region barge cruise

france's champagne region

While a trip to Paris is enough to fill many days with wonderful sights and sounds if you find yourself looking to get outside the city and explore, and you love sparkling wine, the Champagne region is a just quick train ride away. The TGV is an efficient way to travel around Europe. The trains are fast (like 200mph fast), clean and comfortable. The train can get you from Paris to Reims in less than an hour.

french river barge cruising

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