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Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

 

A week in Paris

This seems to one of our many "second homes".

We once again stayed in "our" apartment located off Rue Montorgueil. This is one of the best neighourhoods and locations in Paris lined with restaurants, cafés, bakeries, fish stores, cheese shops, wine shops, produce stands and flower shops. We like rue Montorgueil as it is a great place to watch Parisians socialize while doing their daily shopping. The only challenge is to try to pronounce the name correctly. Its a hard one!

After so many trips to Paris it is not abour seeing sights, but more about just enjoying the atmosphere of the city. Each day would start with a photowalk, then returning to have breakfast in the apartment, usually on the patio balcony. Then we would be off to see some location, having a lunch in the early afternoon. Home for an lighter meal we would cook in the apartment.

This year we had a dinner part for eight with our friends in Paris and our friends from Vancouver. Easy to through the party when Vannarith supplies the meal! After dinner the photographers headed out for a walk through the Marais, and we walked to almost midnight.

The Louis Vuitton Foundation is a centre for art and culture, it is located in the Bois de Bouloogne Park.  Almost did not go as on the map it looked like a significant trek. But it was easier to get to than the maps make out. Take Metro Line 1 and get off at Les Sabbons. There are signs pointing the way and it it probably a 15-20 minute walk  to reach the centre. The building is designed by Canadian Star-Architect Frank Gehry. Gehry lives in Los Angeles and his buildings become tourist attractions.

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Louis Vuitton Foundation
  • Louis Vuitton Foundation
  • Passage Bourg L'Abbé

 

Our friends, Jacques and Vannarith took us for a day trip to Bourges to see the cathedral and the town. Great day.