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A working trip to Paris – or at least that’s what I’ve told family and friends. Research is work, after all. A second objective of the trip is to feel like we’re living here, if only for three weeks, so we’ve taken an apartment and are cooking many of our meals after shopping in the markets and local epiceries, fromageries, boucheries, boulangeries and other shops. Must not forget the wine shops!

We walk and walk and walk, our days varying in distance covered but by the end of most days, my feet protest — loudly.

With the 19th century as a focus, more particularly the period from 1870 onward, museums and sites relevant to that period are on the ‘must see’ list. A sample of places seen.

Paris Opera - Palais Garnier

Paris Opera – Palais Garnier

19th Century Gown

19th Century Gown

19th century hair comb

19th century hair comb

Salon at Musee Nissim de Camondo

Salon at Musee Nissim de Camondo

Interior of the Pantheon

Interior of the Pantheon

Palais Luxembourg

Palais Luxembourg

Statue in the Tuileries Gardens

Statue in the Tuileries Gardens

19th Century Fan

19th Century Fan

Musee Jacquemart-Andre music gallery

Musee Jacquemart-Andre music gallery