French Pastries

Five of the Best Patisseries in Paris

Paris is known as the City of Love, but it our opinion is should be called the City of Pastries and Confections. From dainty macarons to custardy tarts to crunchy meringues, it’s pure heaven for those with a sweet tooth. To help you find the best of the best in a city filled with delectable […]

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Musee d'Orsay rooftop statue

Shot from a Canon: August 4, 2019

One of three large statues on the rooftop of the Musée d’Orsay, Paris looking across the Seine to the Louvre Museum. This statue, entitled Orleans, was created as an allegorical representation of the city of Orleans, which was one of three major cities served by the train line that originated in the building when it […]

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Sacre Coeur, Paris

Shot from a Canon: June 30, 2019

Sacre Coeur Basilica (Basilica of the Sacred Heart) in the northern suburbs of Paris. Completed in 1914, it’s the second most visited monument in town, with 10 million visitors a year. Only Notre Dame Cathedral had more last year (12 million). With Notre Dame closed for repair following the disastrous April 2019 fire that gutted […]

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Miniature Statue of Liberty

Shot from a Canon: June 23, 2019

Replica of the Statue of Liberty in Nice, France on the promenade behind the Nice Opera House. Erected in 2014, this miniature work commemorates the renovation of the Quai des Etats Unis. The quay, itself, is named after the United States (Etats Unis in French). The quay honors the role America played in helping France […]

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Beaux-arts clock, Musee d'Orsay, Paris

Shot from a Canon: June 16, 2019

Massive beaux-arts clock hanging inside the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, France. The clock dates to around 1898 and originally overlooked the passenger platforms when the building was used as a train station. When the space was converted into one of Paris’ best art museums in the mid-1980s, the clock was incorporated into the new layout. […]

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Eiffel tower, viewed from a park. Photo courtesy of P.S.

Shot from a Canon: June 24, 2018

The Eiffel Tower viewed from a park across the Seine. Built in 1889 for the World’s Fair, nearly 7 million visitors ascend the tower every year. Despite its current popularity, it originally drew significant criticism. For example, Artists against the Eiffel Tower described its potential impact on the cityscape in ruinous terms. They wrote, “. […]

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