Do you love the French cancan? If you do, you may be tempted to get tickets to see the Moulin Rouge show. But there are so many things to do in Paris, will the Moulin Rouge be worth it? Should you go with dinner and the show or just the show? Brenda and Gary, my guests on today’s show, help you answer that question for yourself.
With its 120 years of history, the Moulin Rouge is the archetype for cabaret performances, often imitated, and world-famous. But what is it really like once you get inside? What sort of act has it become? Gary and Brenda tell us what they experienced, what they were hoping to see, and what they actually saw. Enjoy the show!
Today Brenda and Annie discuss our visit he Paris sewer or “Égouts de Paris”. Oh, my, what a place! You have to know that when you visit the Paris sewer, you are actually in the sewer, this is not a reproduction or a show-room. Once inside, you are walking over actual sewer lines and you get the full effect, smell and sight and all. How much does the Paris sewer really stink? Should you go or should you pass? Find out in today’s episode.
Is the Wine Museum in Paris a must-see? The Musée du Vin is located near the Eiffel Tower and if you are interested in wine you may want to stop by and take a look around. Or should you skip it? Brenda takes us along and lets us know what she thought so you can see for yourself!
The Gulf of Morbihan in Southern Brittany is some of the most beautiful coastline anywhere in France. Elyse knows the place well because her husband’s family owns a home right on the Gulf of Morbihan and they have been there many times. Today we talk about what she loves about the area:
The ocean, ports and boats
Wild beaches and tides
Crêpes, galettes, and other Breton foods with strange names
Muscadet wine and hard cider
Dolmens, menhir and other pre-historic attractions
At the end of the episode Annie and Elyse reminisce about crazy things they as older teenagers, and–you’re not going to believe this if you’ve been following the show for a long time–Elyse doesn’t have a museum to recommend in the area. Shocking!
Places Mentioned in this Episode: Gulf of Morbihan, Southern Brittany, Port-Navalo, Belle-Île-en-Mer, Presqu’île de Rhuyz, Île Houeic, Île-d’Houat, Locmariaquer, Côte Sauvage, Quiberon, Île-aux-Moines, Château de Sucinio (in a town called Sarzeau), Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuyz, Carnac, and Auray.
Katie and Nathan’s favorite area of France were the Verdon Gorge, Provence and Carcassonne. They loved the hikes, the Mediterranean, the friendly people they ran into, the food, the wine, the whole experience was fantastic. Katie and Nathan are from Durham, North Carolina. She’s 26 and a teacher and he’s 29 and a mechanical engineer.
This is the third part of a 3-part series with Katie and Nathan:
Ep. 120 is on Colmar and Alsace.
Ep. 121 next week is going to be on Chamonix, Annecy, and the Alps.
Ep. 122 the week after that is going to be on Verdon Gorge, Provence, and Carcassonne.
Places Mentioned in this Episode: Artignoc-sur-Verdon, Moissac-Bellevue, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, Château Fontainebleau du Var, Quinson, Verdon Gorge, Canal du Verdon, Riez, Carcassonne, Auberge de Jeunesse in Carcassonne.
To Prepare for your Trip (mention a book or something on Amazon if appropriate)