Paris ,yes Paris is always in my mind!!!

Again in my black and white world lately and due to new conditions due to the wuhan virus ,I am updating revising, new text in very old posts that have been left dormant in my blog. Hope you enjoy these new updated posts.

Back in January 2013 we had a brief spell with snow or rather icing. This was snow time in most of France,and we were not spare. Brittany is under snow of just one inch wow!!!, and already causing problems; by nightime the snow was mostly gone but still some icy spots. In the Paris area it was worse, school transport was stopped and the Paris airports had some delays and cancellations.

In the Paris region was snowing , for quite some time and in my Bretagne it quickly stopped!.  In other regions came to -4 C like in Normandy.  Rennes had 3-5 cm of snow (1-2 inches), really nothing as from my previous residences but here it is a mess. It is big news but really no big deal when you are used to 30 and more cm (12 inches) of snow from living in New Jersey USA for 13 years lol!!!

Paris will have -1C or about 30F so be careful with the ice.  Sunday in January will continue to snow in Paris.  The RER A is having  delays; as well as RER B the one connecting to the CDG airport. RER C to Versailles is normal.

As the rest of living we go on in my eternal Paris. Some info on parking away from CDG airport so less congestion and they have navette bus to take you to the airport from the parking. Check Aeroparc Roissy parking ! https://www.aero-parc.fr/

This was new back in 2013, now very much in use and very handy me think. OpenStreetMap help you find many things, Just put Paris or major city and voilà you have lock. Here is the webpage:  https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=5/46.449/2.210

You have been thinking what electricity outlet or pins are use in the coutnry you are going to visit so this site let you know the electricity plugs and power in the world and handy anywhere Worldstandards: https://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plug-voltage-by-country/

I used it quite a bit and here is another handy site for that power plugs sockets world: https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/

Finallyn of course, I was in Paris at this time surving the bit of cold weather. Specifically, I was around  the 9éme arrondissement of Paris for it was my walking neighborhood when was working in Paris for several years. You have nearby the wonderful wide screen presentation film on Paris at Paristoric, 11 rue Scribe. You will have a different look of Paris and is wonderful. https://www.paristoric.com/

The historically wonderful Olympia at 28 Blvd des Capucines, you have the grands magasins or dept stores like Au Printemps at 64 blvd Haussmann, and Galeries Lafayette at 40 blvd Haussmann.  The église de la Trinité at 3 rue de la Trinité just around from blvd haussmann and galeries lafayette, built in 1867, Casino de Paris, 16 rue de Clichy, Musée de la vie Romantique at 16 rue Chaptal anecdote that on 66 rue de la Rochefoucault,  Victor Hugo lived here! at place Gustave Toudouze you will find a Wallace fountain and a Morris column. See the place St George where the lorette girls were the incarnation of a church and statue now in the plaza; and off of it is the rue St George with the théatre Saint George.

Moving on for the wonderful 9éme or 75009, you see the Musée Gustave Moreau at 14 rue La Rochefoucauld , the painter died here in 1898. By here you are in the area known by locals as the new Athens or Nouvelles Athénes. Rue Saint Lazare communicating at the no 58 with the 56 , and rue Taitbout, at no 80 gives access to Square Orléans of Napoleon III architecture where on the street at No 9 Chopin lived and at No 5 Georges Sand lived. You move into church or église Notre Dame de Lorette, 18bis rue de Châteaudun, built in 1823 . And don’t forget to walk the Grands Boulevards of  des Italiens, Montmartre, Poissonnière, Saint Denis, and Saint-Martin going into adjacent arrondissements. Especially the passage des Panoramas (first gas lights in 1817) at 14 blvd Montmartre ,done in 1800 and passage Jouffroy at 12 blvd montmartre, that links with passage Verdeau. Follow up at no 10 blvd Montmartre with Musée Grévin.

At No 32 rue Richer, you see the Folies Bergére nightclub .Continue at 16 rue Cadet you see the Musée de la Franc-Maçonnerie, or Masons museum at no 5 rue Drouot  ,you find the Hôtel de Ville of the 9éme arrondissement de Paris.

A magical walk in sublime eternal Paris. And walks we can do even in today’s environment. Do really go out in Paris and enjoy the city of lights. The most beautiful city in the world!!!

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

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