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Deux Pope à Paris :)

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.

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8 thoughts on “Deux Pope à Paris :)”

  1. 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. : )

  2. 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.

  3. 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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