Travel Articles

Europe Up Close

Long Nights and Hot Days in Montmartre

June 28, 2013

I brought the guitar to Paris as a sort of insurance. If and when I ran out of funds I could always play on the street for money, I reasoned. When I initially moved into my eleventh story flat on Avenue Jean Jaures, my landlord?who was named Catherine, as so many women in France are?gave me a pitying look and told me that the guitar would almost certainly be stolen. When I ran into her on the train on my way to fly out of the Charles de Gaulle airport several months later, she was astounded to see that I was still lugging my guitar and its cumbersome, battered case which proclaimed that?if for no other reason besides the fact that I had not been robbed?my stay must have been a success.

« Previous Article Next Article »

More From Travel Articles

  • Oakwood Upgrades Phoenix-Based Worldwide Sales & Service Center With Move to State-of-the-Art Area Offices
  • Scottsdale: 10 Tips From The W Scottsdale Tanning Concierge
  • You Like Hotels. You Really Like Hotels
  • Best of Luxury

    Finding the best in luxury can be a daunting task, which is why we've taken it on for you.
    View All Best of Luxury
    THINGS WE LIKE