Parc Buttes Chaumont

When people ask me, “What do you miss most about Seattle?”, my answer is always: the nature. My friends tell me to take a randonnée up to Montmatre, but hiking isn’t quite the same on pavement. If you have real(!) hiking recommendations close to Paris, I’d love to know.

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Monet’s Gardens in Giverny

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Ahh, Giverny. As I mention in the video below, I’ve wanted to visit the place of Monet’s inspiration for quite some time. It has been #1 on my travel bucket list. Even though it’s only a 50-minute train ride from Paris, you really have to reserve the entire day to see the beautiful gardens and tour his home.

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