The Romantic Life of George Sand

Romanticism, for me, is the most fascinating literary and artistic movement associated with France. It can be difficult (and indeed, pedantic) to sort out exactly what one means when we call something romantic or Romantic (in French, romantique). Luckily, romanticism avoids absolutes and values above all individual imagination, creativity, and sentiment, so we won’t spend […]

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Les Deux Magots

If you are wondering about the importance of a café on a literary tour, it’s important to think outside of the box. What many may not realize is that the art of people watching is a real thing here in Paris and all of France. When you walk by a café, 9 out of 10 […]

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Jet Lag

When I left Monday for France, I had many different expectations and ideas of what Paris looked like. I was unsure of what I was about to encounter but I was definitely ready for the adventure. The plane rides to get here exhausted me. The first plane from Fort Wayne to Chicago was an easy […]

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Deliberations have begun regarding some changes to our planned itinerary. There have been some closings of museums and libraries that we had planned on seeing (I guess that the US doesn’t have a monopoly on cutting funding for arts and culture after all!), and we’re needing to shuffle some events around. Happily, this means that […]

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