Category Archives: Paris Events

Mother Mary Procession Along The Seine, Assumption Day In France

August the 15th is Assumption Day and a national holiday in France.  I will be joining the Mother Mary procession along the Seine. It is a special day of celebration for Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians, who call it  the Dormition of Mary. Assumption is my favourite Marian holiday, that is also the anniversary of… Read More »

Archeological Digs Around Paris And Fascinating Documents

No, I haven’t been digging around Paris, but plenty of archeologists do daily. I was able to see first hand what archeologists really do and see some very fascinating documents at the National Archives where the archeological festival was held. Paris has many treasures and secrets buried beneath this old city.  Though the underground looks… Read More »

A Taste Of Paris At The Grand Palais

I had never attended the Taste of Paris before, but thanks to very kind and generous friends who insisted on treating me and my daughter Aimée to this wonderful  event, I went last Sunday at the gorgeous Grand Palais. It doesn’t take much to tempt me to go to any food related event in Paris,… Read More »

Muguet, Neuroscience, Art, Politics And Old Books

Muguet, neuroscience, art and old books have nothing in common, except our neurons are essential to taking them in for sure!  Politics perhaps less, lol. May Day or International Labour Day is Muguet Day(Lily of the valley) everywhere in France.  Every corner and every few feet were vendors selling these tiny white bell looking flowers… Read More »

Scallops and Spas On A Frigid Sunday

January has had the most bone chilling bitter cold that I can remember since living in Paris.  With a knee injury,  I have not been sailing around this gorgeous city like I am use to. Having already missed an important march Saturday, I was determined to get up to Montmartre for the scallop festival and… Read More »

Sainte Geneviève, The Courageous Patron Saint of Paris

  Sainte Geneviève is revered here in Paris and with good reason! She single-handedly saved Paris from invasion, destruction, sickness and famine through her courage, her peaceful leadership, her diplomacy, and her faith.    For all that she did for the city of Paris to survive, she certainly merits having that title! I first discovered… Read More »