Giverny for the Day – Context Travel Tour

While visiting the Orsay on our first night in Paris we paid special attention to all things Monet, as we knew we were heading to Giverny a few days later on another Context Travel tour.  Giverny is a little town 45 minutes by train from Paris and the former home of the painter Claude Monet. We met our docent, Marie at the train station (Gare St-Lazare) along with another couple visiting from … [Read more...]

Paris in HDR

After two days of non-stop activities including an evening tour at the Orsay, a baguette class at La Cuisine Paris, a treasure hunt in the Louvre which was followed by another adventure with Kasia's Mom at the Fragonard perfume museum and drinks at Verjus with Lindsey, Daisy and Kasia (plus her mom and hubby) our third day in Paris was devoted to just taking in Paris with no agenda. We were … [Read more...]

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My afternoon at the Louvre with THATLou

After a wonderful cooking class at La Cuisine Paris where I learned to make baguettes, I headed over to the Louvre to meet my girlfriend Kasia of Love in the City of Lights and new friend Daisy De Plume.  I was excited to meet Daisy in person and experience her creation, THATLou.  I introduced you to Daisy when she participated in my Passion for Paris series as well as sharing THATLou in a French … [Read more...]

Bread Baking Class at La Cuisine Paris

After a wonderful evening at the Orsay Museum the first night we arrived in Paris, we woke up feeling, well, hungry!  We headed out to breakfast at Angelina's, not the cheapest breakfast in town, but a treat nonetheless.  We didn't want to wander too far as we were headed up the street along the Seine to the beautiful La Cuisine Paris cooking school so that we could learn to make … [Read more...]

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Musee d’Orsay and Paris in the 19th Century – Context Travel Paris Tour

Usually, the day when Mr. Misadventures and I arrive in Paris we arrive at our hotel, shower, go out for a meal and end up in bed at around 5/6 pm.  We are beat from our flight, but in reality, we are wasting precious hours.  For our trip this past June, we had a traveling companion, a friend of Mr. Misadventures, so we wanted to make sure that he got to enjoy every single hour of Paris while we … [Read more...]

French Friday – Paris in the Beginning

Last week I [begrudgingly] returned from Paris after spending five wonderful days in my favorite city in the world.  It was a really great trip.  The perfect blend of seeing friends, participating in planned activities and spontaneous wandering around. It reminded me of my early days in discovering the Paris, the beginnings.  I first visited in 1989 with my family.  We were there for the 200th … [Read more...]

Disneyland Paris for Adults

Visiting an amusement park without children instills a sense of wickedness.  It's like you are doing something that you aren't supposed to.  Enjoying something completely and freely the way you want to as opposed to the whims of the four-feet-and-under crowd.  That got me thinking about how I'd do Disneyland Paris from a DINK perspective, or at the very least, an adult-only trip. I thought it … [Read more...]

French Friday – Notes on Nice France

The French Riviera is a very special region of France. One of glamour, warm weather, and vacation. In particular, Nice France holds a special place in many Frenchman's hearts. I've got a few of my favorite spots to share. There is something about the Cannes Film Festival that always represents the beginning of summer for me and my thoughts turn to the Côte d'Azur and the French Riviera … [Read more...]

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French Friday – Cannes France – A Great Day Trip from Nice

Cannes France...is there any place on Earth that screams glamour more than this city on the French Riviera? With its luxury shops, palatial hotels and gourmet restaurants, not to mention golden beaches filled with bikini-clad sunbathers, playboys cruising about in luxury cars and of course the annual film festival, the place is something of a magnet for the rich and famous. But you don't … [Read more...]

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French Friday – Soak up the South of France’s Artistic Past

For those keen to indulge their passion for art while on holiday in a sun-soaked destination, it is worth considering taking a trip to the south of France. By heading to the Cote d'Azur, you'll not only have the chance to enjoy some pleasant weather but will also gain an insight into the life and work of world-class artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Claude Monet. With that in mind, I've … [Read more...]

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