What would we do if there were no Paris?

And here I am in my black and white mode updating my old posts again. At the beginning i was a prolific writer and did many very quickly indeed. But this one needs an update and a thinking mode. I hope will bring reactions good or bad no city is spare even the most beautiful city in the world! Paris!

I would be very sad as once you see it, it stays with you forever. It’s something many have tried to describe and we have many clitches such as a Mouvable Feast by Hemingway. However, I find myself with just magical, sublime, unique,no definition really , you must see yourself.

People ask me what to do in Paris, or what are the top places to see?. I even had these questions from a guy who already have been 20 times to Paris! Well, can’t answer, it is all. Even non favorite areas like the blvd Strasbourg-Saint Denis was great to see again, and of course Place de la Republique even  with the new re arrangement, so what; it was still Paris. Even staying in the worse hotel ever at Paix République, blvd Saint Martin just 50 meters from République ,it was still great. Worse in room size, breakfast minimalisation, no AC, last day no elevator/lift, tighest shower room ever, for 3 days!!!  Still it was Paris!!. What can I say, I got the virus, it’s call Parisinitis ,and it has no cure, stays with you for the rest of your life. Because we will always have Paris. Ricky in Casablanca was right!!! Paix République Hotel webpage:https://www.hotel-paix-republique.fr/

Of course going backwards, my entry point to Paris now is the Gare Montparnasse, and it ,also ,happenned to be my old work office place nearby. The metro was taken to sample it again, but I much rather preferred to walk. TGV, metro Line 4,8,9,14,and on foot. I come here mostly by car, and walk a lot lately, not realise the metro looks a bit dirty, do not know why ,but that was my impression. Again, this is Paris too.

And if you think above is nostalgic, no , its real. Love at first sight ,and very strong.  I try to do some ramblings around the pl de la Republique are like a peek at blvd Magenta great for shopping inexpensive stuffs. Then move over to fancy avenue George V,and the shots of the Tour Eiffel, and the Seine river. I bet many are salivating to be back nowdays!

We had a get together at the Hotel Pullman Bercy it was a conference very nice place, and by nice Bercy Village. The get together with friends went well, however, I lost my portfolio with my name on it lol! There is always a first, never had this happenned before, and never found.Yes this is Paris too!

The Bercy Village info : https://www.bercyvillage.com/tourisme

The Hotel Pullman Bercy info: https://www.pullmanpariscentrebercy.com/en/

I gather a group and together went to visit the Institut du Monde Arabe, 1 rue des Fossés Saint Bernard, 5éme. I have been there before for a meeting and now brought more people over to see it. This time for a dinner in the terrace overlooking Paris, very nice place, indeed worth seeing it.  The food was great,and the sweets to die for it, and red wine, and champagne lol!!! their web in English: https://www.imarabe.org/en

I went by Bercy Village, its one of the trendies places in Paris with night action until the wee hours, and great places to mingle and share and know people or they can know you ::)  All beautiful people. The place had one of my old hangouts in Paris, Casa del Campo,  ironically the one I frequent was at the pl de la Republique and it closed to moved to Bercy Village. Right at 55 Cours Saint Emilion, and tapas and cruzcampo beers was heavens,love it, with good service in a Spanish style resto by a Venezuelan lady lol! See the resto here bottom of page: http://www.casadelcampo.fr/contact.php

I did pass by the American Cathedral at avenue George V that now the renovation is over and looks great, had several meetings there. I was curious heard about it and went by the American Legion Pershing Hall at rue Pierre Charron.  Oh boy and do I have been inside on many occasions for many activities some of them mentioned in this webpage: http://www.parispost1.com/index.php?id=89

Memories indeed, this too is a big part of Paris!  And another whimsical shot at the tour Montparnasse .  The Montparnasse quartier was my home and my current business office was just moved a bit further nowdays.  All in all, it was another short nice trip to the Paris of my dreams. Already looking forward to be back on any excuses lol! Or when the Macron govt allows me to visit again.

Hope you enjoy this most unusual post at least by me, to bring back old stories to life and updated. Yes , again Paris is forever, eternal sublime worth it.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

6 Comments to “What would we do if there were no Paris?”

  1. Pretty much everywhere in Paris is fab

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  2. I remember a shabby hotel in Paris. Can’t remember where but I know that it was cheap!

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