Marty Almquist
The entrance to the Musee des Arts Forains

For the kid in all of us. The Musée des Arts Forains, or in English, the Fairground Museum

If you were walking on the street and glanced over at the bright red doors, you might just pass by, with maybe a passing thought that it looks like an interesting building. But it’s much more than that. Available to visit only by prior reservation, the Musée des Arts Forains is a wonderland of objects, […]

Les Enfants du Paradis movie poster

Boulevard du Crime/Théatre Déjazet

One of my favorite movies of all time is Les Enfants du Paradis, the Children of Paradise. Directed by Marcel Carné, it was filmed in 1944 in Paris. DURING World War II! It is crazy to me that they could have been filming in Paris when it was occupied by Germans, and for me, that […]

Atelier des Lumières- This HAS to be on your Top Ten List for Paris

The Atelier des Lumières opened in April of 2018 in a former smelting plant/iron foundry from the 19th Century in the 11th arrondisement. It is a “digital art center” with 120 video-projectors to create an immersive art experience. As described by SortirAParis back in 2018, it is a “breathtaking visual and sound show.”The first exhibition […]

Chantilly– And I’m not talking about the whipped cream.

So you’re planning a trip to Paris and while you’re there, you want to see a castle, a “chateau.” But even thinking about trying to brave the crowds at Versailles makes your stomach churn. Is there somewhere else you can go that’s easily accessible by public transportation from Paris? And not too far away? The […]

Musee Maillol – A hidden gem on the Left Bank

You’ve been to the Louvre. You’ve been to the D’Orsay. You love them, I get it. But there are SO many smaller, lesser known museums, that offer the chance to discover something new. One that Peter and I recently discovered is the Musee Maillol. Do you know it? It’s a 10-minute walk from the […]

I’d STILL Rather be in Paris

The events of last Friday have hit me hard, and I am still feeling a bit shell-shocked. I was just in Paris the last two weeks of October, and in particular, I was at the Bataclan on October 23rd, hearing Maceo Parker, a wonderful “funk” saxophonist who played with James Brown back in the day. […]

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