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A MATTER OF DEATH AND LIFE (Pottering in Paris 6)

Today is my 71st birthday and Julia is taking me to the Cimetière du Père Lachaise to celebrate it? This is not as bizarre as it sounds because this cemetery is one of Paris’ main ‘tourist attractions’ with many famous and/or rich people buried there. We take the Metro right across Paris from Montmartre and […]

UP THE TOWER AND DOWN THE RIVER (Pottering in Paris 5)

Today we are going to climb the Eiffel Tower, and take a boat trip down the Seine – the river that runs through the heart of Paris. We take the Metro into the centre of Paris – we are quite the experts at Metro travel by now – and find our way to the Champ […]

GUIDEBOOKS AND GOD (Pottering in Paris 4)

On hearing that Julia and I were going to Paris for two weeks, my brother-in-law, Jack, kindly lent us his treasured copy of the ‘Time Out Book of Paris Walks’ on the strict understanding that we would return it to him in due course! I can understand why he wants it back because it is […]

ON BEING FAMOUS? (Pottering in Paris 3)

  Today is our first attempt at a major excursion – well major for us that is – venturing out to visit some of the famous sites of Paris we have come here to see. Julia had a plan – she usually has – which involves taking the Metro out to the Église Étienne du […]

PEOPLE AND PARROTS (Pottering in Paris 2)

It is the second day of our two week holiday in Paris, France. Yesterday was wonderfully warm and sunny when we arrived at Gare du Nord, and the streets of Monmartre were packed with people – Parisians and tourists – out enjoying what was forecast to be the last Sunny day for some time. The […]


It is the 1st November and Julia and I on our way to France to potter about Paris for a whole two weeks!? In response to numerous requests I am once again blogging whilst we are away. Quite unexpectedly we have managed to squeeze this trip into our ‘busy schedule’ following my recovery from major […]