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Palais Garnier: A Tour of Paris’ Gloriously Opulent Opera House

Palais Garnier: A Tour of Paris’ Gloriously Opulent Opera House

July 11, 2024

Only five tickets remained when I booked our “Mysteries of the Palais Garnier” tour six weeks before we traveled to Paris. The 5 p.m. time slot would work well with our itinerary, I thought, but truth be told, it was the word mysteries that really captured my attention: Discover all the secrets of the Paris Opera … Read More

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Paris in the Summer: Three Years Later

Paris in the Summer: Three Years Later

July 2, 2024

“Isn’t it pretty to think so?” Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises In a way, I didn’t want to return to Paris. Our time here in the fall of 2021 had been so extraordinary that I was afraid to disturb even the tiniest memory. It was the waning season of the Covid pandemic, when travel … Read More

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