Paris Day 7

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

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  2. I just listened to a 15-min podcast with John Merriman, a Yale professor specialised in the Paris Commune and author of “Massacre: the Life and Death of the Paris Commune”. In addition to the “Mur des Fédérés” in the Père Lachaise cemetry, he mentions 3 Paris landmarks with ‘traces’ of the Commune: Châtelet, Parc Monceaux and the Jardins du Luxembourg. Here’s a link to the podcast: http://15minutehistory.org/2016/01/27/episode-77-the-paris-commune

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