Paris

Without question, my travel weakness is Paris. It’s tough to go to Europe and resist its pull — so after a great Thanksgiving in Bavaria, I hopped the TGV from Munich to Gare de l’Est for a few days of proper R & R.

The only item on my agenda: check out the tea room terrace at the Grande Mosquée de Paris, the Paris Mosque, a great little hidden gem the New York Times wrote about once:

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Mosque courtyard:

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Inside:

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Centre Pompidou:

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Beirut artist Nadim Karam’s Trio of Elephants, outside Arab World Institute:

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Kids atop the Arab World Institute:

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Viaduc des Arts:

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Jardin des Plantes (Paris botanical gardens):

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Along rue de Rivoli:

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