Category Paris

Musée d’Orsay – A day with Vincent

People who know me will vouch for the fact that I’m pretty vocal (and stubborn) about my views on art, what the world considers artistic and what art should stand for. So it can get a little dangerous for people to hang around with me in a place like Musée d’Orsay in the likely event that I might get a little too vocal! Learning from our Louvre experience with queues,

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Palais Garnier & Musée de l’Orangerie – Meeting Mozart and Claude

There were a few things that needed to be done before we set off on our second day to Musée de l’Orangerie, Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe. We needed to stop at the Tourist Information Office first and get maps and literature to help with the rest of our trip. We also needed to get pre-paid phone SIM cards to call people back home in India. After a wonderful breakfast

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Musée Cluny & Pantheon – When plans change for the better

It was a Sunday…the first Sunday of the month and our very first Sunday ever in Paris! To say we were excited is a complete understatement. It was cold, possibly the coldest I’ve ever felt (coming from Mumbai, India, that’s hardly surprising). Our bodies were still adjusting to the time difference and even though we were tired from a long flight from home, we were up at 5 am, long

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Paris – The arrival

We’ve never been out of home on time ever. But this was different. This was our first visit to Paris! And we were packed and ready to step out the previous night. That’s quite a record for us, considering we were still packing for Mauritius a few hours before our flight! We had a flight to Delhi from Mumbai, from where we had a connecting flight to CDG. Flying internationally

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Paris The itinerary

Plan your trip well. But let Paris surprise you. Considering 14 days is quite a long time in Paris (although nowhere close to long enough), we decided it’s better we have a rough idea of what we want to do during this time. While I do believe it’s exciting to not plan everything out and let the city surprise you, I think it’s essential to do a bit of homework

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The Paris Guide

So you’ve decided to visit Paris? Congratulations! One of the most visited cities in the world, Paris can seem a little daunting at first. Like other great cities, Paris is almost a world within a city. Planning our travel to Paris first seemed like an insurmountable challenge but we decided to tackle it methodically. Before we started planning our itinerary, we hunted for people who’ve blogged as extensively about the time

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