Montmartre Cemetery, Seine cruise & Paris vignettes

Tuesday morning we made our way through neighborhood streets towards Montmartre. We took a tour of the Galeries Lafayette, an upmarket department store across the street from the opera house. Montmartre cemetery is a good place to hobnob with the formerly rich and famous. It is a cemetery of a certain age … and enduring … Read more Montmartre Cemetery, Seine cruise & Paris vignettes

Jardin des Plantes & Notre Dame Cathedral

Reluctantly dragging ourselves away from St. Denis Cathedral, we made our way south to the Seine and the Jardin des Plantes, Paris’ botanical gardens.  The Natural History Museum and zoo are here, so the obligatory carousel was appropriately themed. The gardens were a bit disappointing – especially after the glories of the Chantilly Flower Show. … Read more Jardin des Plantes & Notre Dame Cathedral