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Paris Doesn't Fit in My Suitcase.

Excerpts from the book are included.

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May 21, 2011

 If you haven't seen this movie, you must! Read about my visit to the café where Amélie worked in the book.

C'est l'angoisse du temps qui passe qui nous fait tant parler du temp qu'il fait."

It is the anguish of time going by that makes one speak so much about today's we...

May 20, 2011

I read this poem before ever going to Paris, and fell in love with the rhythm and tone as I imagined it to be when recited. I read it aloud nearly every day. And while the picture below has nothing to do with the text, you can almost imagine that it does. Une morte; un...

May 20, 2011

The square was alive with activity as patrons perused products and vendors worked quickly to fill orders. People pointed and called out what they wanted. Color burst from everywhere, deep reds and greens from the fruits and vegetables, pinks and oranges from the flower...

May 19, 2011

We commenced with the “smaller” residences on the grounds first, the Grand Trianon and the Petit Trianon. During the reign of Louis XVI, the Petit Trianon was given to his queen, Marie-Antoinette, for her exclusive use. (This would be one of the conditions I’d be apt t...

May 18, 2011

Tucked away behind an impressive gate in the 7th arrondissement, number 79, it is surrounded by more than seven acres of private grounds, smack dab in the heart of the city. Hôtel particulier in French does not mean a hotel at all, but rather a mansion.

May 18, 2011

The Musée d’Orsay was originally the Gare d’Orsay, gare meaning “train station” in French. The gare was built in 1900, and housed the world’s first electrified urban rail terminal. I had studied photographs online that depicted the original station from a bygone era, w...

May 17, 2011

Suddenly I found myself in a lush park with a pond surrounded by trees. Several children ran by, and then, dropping down from the sky into this oasis, just behind a tree, a massive metallic leg planted into the ground. I looked up and there she soared, more breathtakin...

May 16, 2011

We passed behind the Hôtel de Ville, crossed the street, and entered a cobblestone passageway called rue des Barres, which looked also to be out of a film set. The street meandered between tall medieval buildings set close together, some with ivy growing up their walls...

May 16, 2011

My first time ever taking a métro! It was crazy, but I loved it immediately.

I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.

—George Bernard Shaw

AIR FRANCE a le plaisir de vous adresser les informations relatives à votre voyage, dans le fichier joint.
 

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Numéro de réservation : 3LG3HC

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De : LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL 2A : PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE

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Nicole T. Smith, L.Ac., is the owner of The Pampered Porcupine Acupuncture, Inc.

She has authored several books, and delights in sharing her love of Paris, travel, and adventure with her patients and readers.

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