Les Musées and a Tabac
Our musée day started off with a quick pain au chocolat en route to the Metro at 9 am. The outside of the Louvre was a beautiful, palatial stone building and it impressed in the morning sun. A glass pyramid structure surrounded by a water feature marked the entrance to the musée where we waited in the crisp, fall air for 15 minutes. Since The Louvre is a beast of a musée, we grabbed a map and...
An American in Paris
On the second day, I woke up at 6:30 am to watch the sunrise in a little plaza a block from the hotel. I love watching the city come alive first with street cleaners, trashmen, workers setting up cafes, then the people heading out for work. It’s in these moments that I can pulse check the soul of city. After breakfast, we started the day at Montmartre to see Sacré Cœur and the artsy...
The France trip started off on the wrong foot. Our flight out of National was delayed because Obama was in our flight path for New Jersey to deliver a speech re: the devastating flooding from Hurricane Irene. We were on the tarmac for over half an hour since we had to give Air Force One a 25 minute headstart. Then when we landed in Philly, we had half an hour to make our connection so we hauled...