"Sundays in Paris taught me to slow down. They taught me to care for myself. Most importantly, they taught me to enjoy any simple pleasure: sketching, socializing, watching French media, or, of course, eating."
My fascination for Paris began when I was very young. When I learned that all the artists I love like Picasso, Camille Claudel, and Odilon Redon, and writers like Victor Hugo, Proust, and René Char were inspired by this city, I wanted to be part of their world. Through their images and descriptions, they created a dream of Paris for me.
"Musee d'Orsay is open late on Thursdays, so I like to go with my friend and explore different floors. That's one of the greatest privileges of studying abroad in Paris- taking the museums slowly, one at a time!"
Paris is small. You might hear it, think you understand, even look at a map and see that it’s hardly 10 kilometers wide and fewer still north-south, but it doesn’t really set in for me until I fire up Google Maps on this February Monday morning and...
As a medieval art history major, a typical day for Claire Jenson would include a large amount of time in Paris’ excellent libraries, but that didn’t mean she wasn’t able to enjoy the city. It's those moments "in between" that transport you through Paris' history.