• image of rose in the Musée Rodin garden and Rodin's Thinker
    Let's Explore,  Museums

    Lift the Mask and Smell the Rodin Roses

    Alain Baraton recommends the garden at Musée Rodin for the perfume of roses. Colleen’s Paris recommends you hurry before all the petals fall off. It is the end of July. The alternative is to save the date for next year. You will be swept away by the variety of scents. Early Saturday morning, Mr. Baraton convinced me to make the museum’s garden my focus for the morning. He responded to a listener’s question on the radio: If one is in Paris, what garden would he recommend for a garden visit? He saw rabbits in the garden; I saw the Auguste Rodin’s Le Penseur (The Thinker) surrounded by roses in an…

  • Auvers Painter
    Day Trip,  Let's Explore

    Finding Information for Auvers-sur-Oise

    Once again, a welcomed reader's comments jiggled my chain for an update. This time about transportation to Auvers-sur-Oise. The Auvers-sur-Oise Tourist Office's website has a page to keep us all current on how to reach the village by train, bus or car. Reach Auvers-sur-Oise from Paris using various methods: a private excursion tour, driving, train (30 minute ride), or the RER plus a bus. A special direct train runs the first Saturday of April to the first Sunday in November. Read more details about transportation....

  • Vendor outside Place des Vosges selling muguet in a stand
    Practical Info

    May 1 and the Muguet – Lily of the Valley

    May 1 is lily of the valley day around France. You may have already seen stalks and potted plants of lily of the valley (muguet, lys des vallées) being sold in Paris. Originally from Japan, the tradition to offer the muguet (moogay) dates....