Thursday, 7 August 2014

Paris & Northwest France

Had a few days in Paris and Northwest France, visiting Monet's house and garden at Giverny , the Chateau at Fontainebleau and the village of Barbizon.
Monet's house was fabulous and the gardens and water gardens were amazing.
The view from the window of the garden at Giverny
The water garden

Monet's house at Giverny

Photographing the Eiffel Tower
Carousel at Fontainebleau

Barbizon village

Chateau at Fontainebleau

On the left bank, in the Latin Quarter and opposite Notre Dame, I found the iconic bookshop "Shakespeare & Company".
Since 1951 this bookshop has been a place of pilgrimage for aspiring writers and lovers of books and poetry. The rooms are packed to the ceilings with all types of books and on the evening I was there, there was a writers forum and a student playing the piano to a packed room.


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