published in Dreams/Goals, Family, Food, Gratitude, Inspiration, Travel, Writing by Maryanne | September 7, 2016

Deux Pope à Paris 🙂 


MA and Tracey in front of the Louvre

MA & Tracey Pope in front of Louvre

“I guess it goes to show that you just never know where life will take you. You search for answers. You wonder what it all means. You stumble, and you soar. And, if you’re lucky, you make it to Paris for a while.”

– Amy Thomas, Paris, My Sweet; A Year in the City of Light


I hope you’ve had a wonderful week. I sure have! My sister-in-law Tracey (my brother Doug’s wife) arrived on Saturday morning and over the past few days, we have seen enough magnificent architecture and stunningly beautiful art to knock a cow over backwards.

arc de triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

carvings on Notre Dame

An archway on Notre Dame Cathedral

eiffel tower

Eiffel Tower

paris streets

Paris apartments

We’ve mastered the metro and become experts at choosing the best café in any given neighbourhood to sit and watch the world go by – glass of wine (or beer or cafe creme) in hand. The food, of course, is exquisite and the people-watching is fantastique!

MA drinking beer in Latin Quarter

MA at a cafe, Latin Quarter

MA & Tracey cheers beer in Latin Quarter

Beer cheers, Latin Quarter

We even spent some time with the, er, remains of people past – 6 million of them – when visiting the Catacombs far below the streets of Paris.

skulls in light at catacombs

Bones in the Catacombs

skulls and big bones pile

Skulls and femurs stacked high

Tracey & skull

Spooky shot of Tracey in Catacombs

MA & Tracey freaked out in Catacombs

MA & Tracey spooky selfie

Here are a few more of my favourite pics of Paris so far:

black and white Seine shot

The Siene

stained glass in notre dame

Stained glass window in Notre Dame

MA in red beret in red chair

MA (in matching red beret) on crazy swivel chair in Centre Pompadou (modern & contemporary art)

Pain au chocolat

A beautiful sight…no caption needed

We are off to the Louvre today 🙂

Oh and I am still getting some excellent writing done, just in case you’re concerned. Hah! What I do is get up early and write for about an hour every morning before we head out to wander the streets and see the sights (and eat more delectable delights). Très bon.

Au Revoir!

Previous Paris blogs by Maryanne:

Je Voyage à Paris!

Je suis arrivé à Paris!

Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the screenwriter of God’s Country. Maryanne is the CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and the Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive her weekly blog, please sign up here.


  1. Jayne Zarecky on September 7th, 2016 at 9:19 am:

    Make every day count!!!

  2. Arleen on September 7th, 2016 at 2:49 pm:

    Ah. ma cherie! I am vicariously enjoying the sights of Paris! Except for the catacombs! I did not like that place… Enjoy it to the fullest! Sounds like you are. : )

  3. Glynis McGarva on September 8th, 2016 at 11:24 am:

    Wonderful photos — you are providing such a cool view of Parks — merci!!!

  4. Maryanne on September 11th, 2016 at 8:52 am:

    Glad you are enjoying the Paris photos, Glynis!!

  5. Maryanne on September 11th, 2016 at 8:53 am:

    Oui! I am thoroughly enjoying Paris…so much beauty!! Except for the Catacombs 🙁
    See you soon,

  6. Maryanne on September 11th, 2016 at 8:53 am:

    For sure!

  7. Fred Stephen on October 4th, 2016 at 7:24 pm:

    Bonjour MA!
    That’s just about it for my french now! I have spent a couple of trips to Paris, one when I was too young to really appreciate it and the second trying to keep Heather and Suzie under control when they were 18. – They had to go to MacDonalds!!!
    Sounds like you are ahaving a fabulous time. I look forward to hearing more as I read on.

  8. Maryanne on October 5th, 2016 at 8:52 am:

    Bonjour Fred! Heather has told me about your trip to Paris with her and Suzie back when they were 18. It might be time to take Heather back there again now…she could be your interpreter!!

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