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Graffiti in Bercy and near BNF

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La Maison de Claude Monet in Giverny

Last Saturday, Lindsay and I took a train and then a bus out to Giverny and Monet’s house. The town of Giverny has lots of little cafes, shops, and a few museums. It’s a quaint French town in the countryside where Monet had a house and gardens and where he painted his famous nympheas paintings. […]

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The Marmottan Museum

Last Sunday, my roommate and I took the metro out to the 16th arrondissment to go to the Marmottan Museum. We arrived right when it opened at 10am and explored the museum. The Marmottan holds one of the largest collections of Monet paintings, many of the Nympheas or water lilies. The museum also holds a temporary […]

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Exploring the Marais

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Exploring la métro de Paris – May 1st

On Wednesday afternoon, we set off in pairs to explore the Paris metro and what makes certain stations stand out from others. We selected six stops and took pictures of the different sites at each station. My partner and I went to five of the big tourist stops on line 1, which has stops for […]

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Hunting and Nature Museum & Falafel

Last Sunday, a few of us went with our professors to the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (Hunting and Nature Museum). It was my favorite museum here so far because everything was really accessible and interactive. We got great pictures with stuffed lions and polar bears and had a great time learning […]

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Memories as History Versus Nostalgia

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Les Jardins du Luxembourg

Yesterday, Lindsay, Sam and I went to Luxembourg Gardens to eat lunch. We stopped at a boulangerie along the way and I got a chocolate pastry. Sitting to the left of the Palais du Luxembourg on chairs, we watched Parisians walk by as we ate our pastries and baguettes. The gardens were beautiful and it […]

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