I am in Paris! I love this city and never tire of visiting. This time, we are fortunate to be staying at a friend’s very charming apartment on the Île Saint-Louis. This is the little sister island next to the Île de la Cite, where Notre Dame has been standing guard over Paris for the past 850 years. Connected by bridges to the “continent”, as the locals call the rest of Paris, this tiny island has a definite village feel and it is very easy to forget that one is in fact in a major metropolitan city.
Yesterday, we stumbled upon the Musée Carnavalet in the heart of Le Marais. This free museum houses an impressive collection of art, artifacts and furnishings and traces the development of Paris through the ages. Over 100 galleries offer something for everyone.
I was particularly pleased to find several characters from one of my favorite Hermès scarves, the La Comédie Italienne, here:
Below some of the Characters as Statues from these popular plays: