Category Archives: Paris Events

Aimée’s Birthday Celebration At Grease And The Sea

Aimée’s birthday celebration was for her as difficult as Christmas and New Years.  Despite my best attempt for distraction and evasion, it is impossible to blot up the grief that seeps through the fabric of our lives. Plus there is always a sibling’s survivor’s guilt at play too, though not always expressed at every turn.… Read More »

Fabulous French Feasting From Bûche de Noël To Galettes Des Rois

  Fabulous French feasting during the holidays is an almost impossible marathon for even a foodie such as me! Too much, too delicious and too rich! Christmas Eve feasts are just the beginning, with a second even more elaborate at New Years. Then comes the onslaught in January of Galettes des Rois, irresistible buttery confections… Read More »

Hidden Gardens, Mansions, Minerals And Russian Chanting

Hidden gardens, mansions, and spectacular places not otherwise open to the public are the jewels I love seeing during the weekend of Journees Patrimone or heritage days.  A lot of monuments, châteaux and museums are generally open for free as well. I look forward to it each year and always marvel at the secret beauty… Read More »

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 »