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Day 25 – The Last Day in Paris

Sadly, I had to leave beautiful Paris but it’s difficult to discover the richness and the multifaceted Paris in only two days so I decided to return to Saint-Germain-des-Prés after a short visit to see the Impressionists Collection at the Musée d’Orsay.

Again, many memories come to mind when I visited the Hôtel de Buci where I stayed ten years ago. I went inside to take pictures and was delighted to see that they had a small wall garden on the terrace. It’s a small but very charming and romantic hotel. A perfect place to stroll along the banks of the Seine where one can enjoy a café crème or a glass of wine. The hotel is truly unique for its St-Germain spirit and has been true to the style of the 18th century for many years in the heart of this lively neighbourhood, nestled between the Musée d'Orsay and the Île de la Cité.

From Paris to the countryside, I went back to a much cooler temperature and I was happy to return to my natural sanctuary by the St-Lawrence River. The river traverses both the Quebec & Ontario provinces as well as the U.S. state of New York and is part of the international boundary between Canada and the United States. Long walks along the river always bring me insights and inspiration for my art. I am so grateful to be living in such a natural world setting where nature and art are intertwined. It's also where I am free to be, free to create, free to love!

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