Musée d’Orsay returns – finally!

Two years in the making, plus one week in the waiting, Musée d’Orsay reopened late this week and I was finally able to see what the hype was all about.  No more daily walks only to be met with a “fermé pour cause de grève” (“closed due to strike”) sign. Continue reading

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Space Invader!


After seeing that stencil graffiti kitty throughout my neighborhood, I’ve been wondering when I was gonna run into an Invader.  Was street art still alive and well and living in France? Continue reading

Serge Gainsbourg slept here

Famous dead musician pilgrimage, part deux!  Genevieve Rolla thought that Serge Gainsbourg’s famous home was now a museum so I decided to seek it out.  And apparently I’ve been walking past it nearly everyday since I’ve been here as it’s only a couple blocks from my place.  I always wondered what all that wild graffiti was doing in a staid neighborhood like the 7th.  It’s not open to the public, but there is certainly plenty to look at!

Of statues in the 7th – bronze, marble and fur

The absolute best museum in Paris is also it’s best bargain – the Musée Rodin and sculpture garden.  There is a formal indoor museum, but since Auguste Rodin is most famous for his beautiful, imposing bronze sculptures (most famously for ‘The Thinker’, above) there is no point to staying indoors when the best stuff is outside, where the artist intended!

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Chez Rolla

Bonjour from Paris – finally!  I’ve been busy setting up house in my tiny slice of the 7th arrondissement, and what a perfect little slice it is!  Yes, my pad is quite petite, but it’s also tres adorablé!  I am actually looking forward to transitioning from vacation mode to a more regular routine, which includes cooking a meal or two in my very own kitchen (and avoiding bread for the next few days!)

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