Paris: In Search of Hemingway

On a chilly December night I laze under the terrace awning of a café by the cobbled Place de la Contrescarpe, staring across to the mouth of winding, fairy lit Rue Mouffetard. There is the musty scent of Gauloises in the air, hot café, the literary spirits of yesteryear lingering in the amber washed night street. I soak up Ernest Hemingway’s Parisian hood, a nook where he and many other literary ... Read Full Article

Paris 5th Arrondissement: the Latin Quarter

From a historical perspective, Paris’ 5th arrondissement (located on the left bank of the River Seine) is one of the most fascinating. It is also one of the liveliest in the city. Known as the “Latin Quarter,” the 5th arrondissement is home to the Sorbonne, The Pantheon and a number of Gallo-Roman ruins. The Latin Quarter’s narrow streets are filled with eclectic eateries and shops geared toward ... Read Full Article

Discover Paris Again

You've been to the Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral, gazed up at the Eiffel Tower and the Arch of Triumph, taken a sightseeing cruise on the Seine River. Now you want to discover the lesser-known treasures of Paris -- which is what we did on our latest visit to this fabulous city. John and I checked out a few old favorites and looked up places we'd never seen. We did our usual endless walking, ... Read Full Article