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Le Touquet Paris Plage in Winter

Last December, the wife and I went to the seaside at Le Touquet Paris Plage. You can tell it’s “Paris Plage” because of the huge Eiffel Tower on the seafront. The polystyrene work of art was crafted by Alain Godon, a local artist who seems to be very popular. Everywhere you go around Le Touquet, you’re bound to find his works in the streets, in shops and even museum stores. I’m not sure I’m crazy about this sculpture. The way Godon distorts […]

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The last tourist in Paris

The last tourist in Paris

There’s one thing about Covid-19, if nothing else, it makes you feel like you’re the last tourist in Paris. For a while we’ve seen more visitors coming back to our museums and we could hear quite a few American voices in the cafés in St Germain des près. The 5th wave has definitely put a stop to that. Do not travel to France due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in France due to terrorism and civil unrest. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any […]

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Port Royal Abbey in Paris

Port Royal Abbey in Paris

Port Royal is a not just an abbey, nor a mere piece of 17th century architecture, it’s a window on History. On the history of religion and philosophy. There is something weird about this cloister. It’s hard to say it’s one of the most beautiful pieces of religious architecture I’ve ever seen. In fact it’s probably one of the plainest buildings ever. It looks linear, unimaginative, very boring in fact. As it happens, I can hardly understand why I find […]

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