La Grange Saint Martin

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I don’t do well with surprises and am usually left underwhelmed. But not this time ! I could have hibernated in the treehouse all weekend listening to the sounds of chirping birds or the passing stream though we did eventually venture out to see the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte and even had time for a walk in the forêt de Fontainebleau. Says much when this city girl exclaims she could probably do with another weekend like this sans internet connection in the countryside an hour by car from Paris.

La Grange Saint Martin
39, rue de la Coudre, 77590 Fontaine-le-Port, France

Musée d’Orsay

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Making the most of my visit after I realized I was there one week before the opening of the Henri Rousseau exhibition.

Musée d’Orsay
1, rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris, France

The Science of Sleep (2006)

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Have to admit that this is a cheatster French film as a lot of the dialogue is in (French-accented) English. It’s whimsical and surrealist, all in all, so very Gondry in a good way. I still don’t get Charlotte Gainsbourg but the other characters i.e. everyone from the calendar printing company especially Alain Chabat more than made up for her lacklustre performance. Bonus point: The film was partly filmed in my current neighborhood in Paris !

Paris métro posters from the 1950s

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Making an exception for phone camera pics on the blog for the first time because, Paris métro posters. From the 1950s ! #parismétroposterpeels heaven, yes !

Stumbled upon an almost-unimaginable treasure cove of mid-century Paris métro posters at Trinité-d’Estiennes d’Orves on our way to rue des Martyrs one Saturday afternoon.

Funnily enough, I had asked the husband earlier that day which faiencerie was responsible for the lovely decorative Nord-Sud tiling in some stations (he didn’t know) so, there you have it, the Faïencerie de Gien of course.

p/s Also eventually found out that the posters were in a much better state when they were first discovered merely two weeks before our accidental sighting, boo.

Passing through the gardens

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