It is somewhat intimidating to write about Paris, because so much has been written about it. This isn’t false humility, it’s reality. We are here for only two days. Additionally, even though I’ve been here a number of times, it’s the first visit for my companion, Tom, so we will be hitting the already well-researched high points.
We arrive in Paris at 6:30am, after an overnight train ride from Venice. The taxi driver isn’t sure where she is going. The ride is long and at the end of it, we discover our hotel, the Atlanta Frochot, is in the middle of the Pigalle Red Light District. I thought it was in Montmartre, but I was very wrong. Our location makes for some interesting encounters but m...Read More