Posts Tagged ‘Notre Dame’
Contributed by: Sean Sullivan
If you don’t have a conversational appreciation of Paris you certainly can’t qualify as being a “cool” older guy. It’s not nice to judge but the truth hurts.
After you knock out the biggies, you should have some unusual experiences. Many travelers might have heard of these spots; fewer have actually been: Musee du quai de Branley – Jean Novel architecture, spectacular “living wall” of plantings, new by Paris standards (mid-’90s). Catacombes de Paris – deep in a former stone quarry, tunnels and tunnels of heaping piles of human bones and skeletons dating back to the mid 1880’s. Extra points if you’re want
to add a creepy edge to your elder coolness. Promendes Gourmandes-one-day cooking class and walking tour. Lovely host (Paule Caillat) and you’ll come away with some good recipes that you can casually say you picked up in cooking school in Paris. Note: this can only be in
response to a question. You negate any coolness by dropping this unprovoked.
Eglise Saint-Sulpice – the kids read about it in the DaVinci Code. Second biggest after Notre Dame. This cool brass line bisecting the marble floors indicating where the sun streams twice a
year hitting some sacred spot. At least one 3 Star (Michelin) restaurant.
Bone up on David Leibovitz’s blog before you go.
Last but not least, find Violets. No one knows about them and they’re terrific.
Sean Sullivan is a Cool Old Guy who is 51 and lives in NYC and East Hampton and you can see his blog at: http://spectacularlydelicious.com/?p=56