Meet Katrina Lawrence a beauty journalist and certified Francophile. She first fell in love with Paris at the age of five, and since then her roads have continually led her back to Paris. We talk about her book Paris Dreaming, which chronicles her love for the French and how the city has inspired her. Find Katrina on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/parisfordreamers/?hl=en Find her website here: https://parisfordreamers.com/ And help me make this show better by becoming a Patreon member today: https://www.patreon.com/theearfultower
The Notre Dame Cathedral caught fire on April 15 2019. So - where are we now? Well, French author Agnes Poirier has just written a book on the topic called "Notre Dame: The Soul of France" so I sat down to chat about the cathedral's past and present. This episode also features the voice of Ariel Weil, the mayor of Paris Centre, to talk about the future of the cathedral. A few links that are relevant: Find Agnes's book here and my Book Club here. Meanwhile, Ariel Weil was also on this podcast in Season 6 episode 40. The night of the fire, I went live on Facebook here. For a shorter version, with the Parisians singing hymns, click here. For more about the fire, here is a link to a post I wrote shortly after the incident. Support The Earful Tower on Patreon here.
Meet Jane Webster, an Australian woman who has just spent lockdown in a 72-room chateau in Normandy. She is the woman behind Chateau de Bosguet, which you can find more about on the links below. We chat about chateau life, Paris, having a one-hectare vegetable garden, and much more! By the way, the covered passage in Paris that Jane discussed was the Passage Choiseul. Find Jane on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/janewebsterthefrenchtable/ Find her website and chateau here: https://www.thefrenchtable.com.au/ And help me make this show better by becoming a Patreon member today: https://www.patreon.com/theearfultower
I visited the Palace of Versailles to see what it looked like during the pandemic. Hoping for empty rooms, I must admit I was a little disappointed to see the crowds, but it was a grand experience as always. Here's the visit in podcast form, with my wife Lina as a special guest, and with background music from Mozart, Bizet, and Handel. Enjoy! Want to be part of the gang? Sign up on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theearfultower Wanna see some pics from the trip? Check the blog soon or Instagram now: @theearfultower and @parisianpostcards