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Beautiful Place des Vosges

After our visit to the Musée Carnavalet, Maddie and I explored the Place des Vosges. We walked the full square and peeked in the windows of all the trendy art galleries and cafes, then wandered up a few of the side streets to pop into little boutiques and antique jewelry store. I had walked through […]

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Marco Polo- Exploring Paris through Food

On Monday night, a few of us went to a restaurant called Marco Polo in the 6th arrondissements, near the Odeon metro station. A friend told us it is the Barefoot Contessa’s favorite Italian restaurant in Paris, so we naturally had to check it out. It is also in an area of Paris in which […]

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Le Marais – Cultural Layers

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Shakespeare and Company

On Saturday, Maddie and I went back to the Notre Dame area to visit the Shakespeare and Company bookstore. The bookstore originally opened in 1951 and has been mentioned in many films and books, including Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast. Every facet of the shop, from the British shopkeepers to the windy staircases, is quaint in […]

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April 24- The Pantheon, les Arenes, and the Luxembourg Gardens

Un Vieux lieu, les grands hommes, et un jardin vivant Jeudi, nous avons commencé avec un tour des arènes de Lutèce.  L’amphithéâtre était construit par les Romains dans le première siècle apr. J.-C.  Dans l’antiquité, il était un lieu de jeux de gladiateurs.  Maintenant, les enfants aiment jouer le football et courir gaiement autour l’amphithéâtre.  […]

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April 24- The Pantheon, les Arenes, and the Luxembourg Gardens

After some class time from 10-12  Thursday morning, we made a visit to les Arenes de Lutece. These Roman ruins once held gladiator fights and now contain a space where people can play sports or simply lounge on the stairs. We also visited the Pantheon on Thursday, the famous building where the remains of the […]

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Crepes Galore

On the third evening of our stay in Paris, a group of 6 or 7 of us went out exploring the 5th arrondisement at the suggestion of a friend who has been studying in Paris all semester. We found a lot of neat restaurants where we could sit and chat with people (granted, I could […]

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