Tag Archives: Paris
Today I do not have the Monday morning blues because a) I am in Paris and b) it is our wedding anniversary. Paris always makes me happy, so here’s a shot I took yesterday.
There is nothing quite like markets to sample the local atmosphere of a destination and the colourful versions in the French capital are no exception. This one springs up most days outside the Maubert – Mutualité Métro on Boulevard Saint Germain.
The actual Tour de France finishes in Paris with a parade up the Champs Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe, so this is where I will finish too. I have visited the wonderful French capital more times than I can remember thanks to Eurostar. If Mrs Wilbur and I do not visit at least once […]
It is that time of year to reflect on travels undertaken this year and to look forward to what the new year will bring. All in all 2017 was very good travel wise. It started with a bang in January when I visited Cuba with Mrs Wilbur and regular travel buddy Hamish to celebrate Mrs […]
Paris is an every year destination for Mrs Wilbur & I and after years of staying in various arrondissements, we now usually find ourselves stopping in the 18th, in the area of Montmartre. Montmartre is the ‘village’ of Paris, the former hang out of the avant garde of the likes of Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh, Monet […]
An hour south-west from Paris Gare du Montparnasse by train, Chartres makes an excellent option for a few hours out if the capital. The small city is dominated by its huge cathedral, a classic Gothic structure with its vaulted ceilings, flying buttresses, beautiful stained-glass windows and amazing carvings inside and out. Add to that the […]