Paris in search of The Delicious

June 5, 2017By Sue CarswellUncategorized No Comments

Forget about driving to a supermarket when shopping for fresh food in Paris – there are none. Open air markets usually visit an area in Paris two-three times a week, and it is just a matter of walking down the road and buying fresh produce transported into Paris early that morning.  Staying in the 5th … Read More

Paris and the Beautiful Era

June 5, 2017By Sue CarswellUncategorized No Comments

Paris has many faces – medieval, renaissance, Napoleonic, and my favourite La Belle Epoque – a “golden age” between the two wars – from the end of the Franco-Prussian War in 1871 to the beginning of World War I – and the time of the Third Republic when peacetime France flourished and all the arts thrived.  This … Read More

Stories in Stone.

June 5, 2017By Brent CarswellUncategorized No Comments

There’s more than you might expect in the cemeteries of Paris. At Cimetière du Père Lachaise, 16 rue du Repos, in the 20th arrondissement (Père Llachaise or Gambetta metro stops) make sure you have a map –  an enormous 44 hectares and containing 70,000 burial plots, you can spend a whole day looking for the graves of Oscar Wilde (leave … Read More

Paris like the movies show it.

January 29, 2016By Brent CarswellInsights, Tips No Comments

Yes, the beauty of Paris seen through movies can actually be visited.   Paris has been the inspiration and backdrop of countless films, and the geography of film has long been a passion of mine. I think of movies not by the actors, or the script, but by that particular corner in a city in the … Read More