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May 12, 2011

Today we go to Versailles!  It was our first attempt to travel beyond the Metro on the RER train system, and we managed it pretty well (only one minor mishap).  Even after the Louvre, there is no excuse for Versailles!  … Continue reading

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May 11, 2011

Today is “museum day” – after today we’ll see how many more museum days we need.  We know that we can get a 2-day museum pass at any FNAC store (http://www.fnac.com/) a kind of media supermarket, one of which is … Continue reading

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May 10, 2011

Day 2 Objective:  Make like hunchbacks and climb the towers of Notre-Dame, then explore the neighborhood of La Marais (the “swamp”).  But first:  a visit to our local Monoprix – a very good supermarche – to buy basics.    We couldn’t figure out … Continue reading

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May 9, 2011

Hi! Welcome to our Paris trip! [Move mouse over pictures to read captions.]                     Bess and Vicki arrive at the apartment on Rue de Palestine in the Belleville neighborhood  at about noon.   Our hosts, Marieke and Andrew, were warm and welcoming and provided … Continue reading

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