Tag Archives: France

Bookstore Tourism: The Wandering Bookshop

Jean-Jacques Megel-Nuber wanted to open a bookshop, but he also wanted to be free to travel around France. Fortunately he discovered a way to accomplish both goals. Now he visits rural towns and villages in his itinerant bookshop that also … Continue reading

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Surrealist Sunday

From French Surrealist writer and artist Gisèsle Prassinos’s early collection La Sauterelle arthritique (The Arthritic Grasshopper).  

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Street Art Fortified

What a brilliant setting for the second museum dedicated to street-art in France, located in the town of Neuf-Brisach (Haut-Rhin), and inaugurated on July 7, 2018, the Musee D’Art Urbain et De Street Art (MAUSA) is situated in the 18th … Continue reading

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Travel Further Than You Think

Those of you who stop by TBTP on a regular basis know that I have a soft spot for travel posters. So, of course I love these brilliant and colorful railway ads for SNCF. Illustrators Wenyi Geng and Olivier Bonhomme … Continue reading

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Paris Remembers

Four years ago  this week, Paris was shocked by the terror attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. French street artist Christian Guémy, aka C215,  has paid tribute to the eleven victims of the horrific attack with a mural . At the … Continue reading

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Centre Pompidou has an identity crisis

Whenever I am in Paris, I always make some time to visit the grand Centre Pompidou. After four decades, the modern art museum with its inside-out construction is looking less cutting-edge, but it still boasts one of Europe’s best contemporary … Continue reading

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Ou est la petite bibliotheque gratuite ?

H/t to Cécile C. for the photo of this wonderful little free library in the town of  Relecq in Brittany, France.

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Bookstore Tourism : Paris

It’s been quite a few years since a large indie bookstore has opened in Paris. The new  ICI Librairie et Café looks like it would not be out of place in Stockholm or Copenhagen. The multi-floor bookshop offers a wide ranging collection, … Continue reading

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The best museum in the world ?

You may disagree, but TripAdvisor just named the Musée d’Orsay in Paris the “Best Museum in the World” for 2018. Housed in a stunning turn-of-the-century former railway terminal, this riverside gem hosts an eye-popping collection of European art works dating … Continue reading

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Leave the gun, take the cannoli

One of the joys of travel is the opportunity to sample new foods or variations on edibles that you’ve enjoyed all of your life. Unfortunately lapses in language skills, confusion about what exactly to ask for, or even widely differing … Continue reading

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