Le Chemin du Montparnasse, once a vital part of Paris’ Montparnasse art scene, circa early 20th Cent, (just an alleyway, really!) was also –till just recently, home to le Musee du Montparnasse –though now it is shuttered. Le Musee began life as the studio of Russian artist Marie Vassilieff, but after serving as volunteer nurse […]

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Is it unforgivable to suggest Paris is little more than an assemblage of gardens? A unique, creatively wrought and highly imaginative sprawling collection to be sure and, one which includes as representative examples, the over-sized, the small, the ornate corporate and pedestrian, the well-trodden but also –and here’s where you need hyper-vigilance, the private, hidden, […]

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How one cool Parisian (cat) stands out from his neighbors. A two-meter tall cat statue sits atop a grave. No dull, drab grays and blacks thanks…a very cool kitty as a way to remember what one persons’ life was all about. Cemetery in the 14th arrondissement has other famous (Simone de Beauvoir, Beckett,André Citroën, Julio […]

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