Thursday’s Podcast: Paris

Sam and I are back from our Thanksgiving to talk through the next stop on our “World Wars in Western Europe” tour: Paris, France.

Armenian memorial in Paris
Not far from the cathedral where refugees gathered in 1915-1918, this Paris statue commemorates another eyewitness to the Armenian genocide: the priest and ethnomusicologist known as Komitas

After trying to decide whether or not Paris is our favorite city in the world — and why American college students rarely recognize it as anything like a contender for that title — we moved on to our standard four M’s… lingering more than usual on the culinary one.

Meals: everything from duck confit and choucroute garnie to baguettes and oranges

Memorials: the Komitas Armenian Memorial, the plaque marking the original spot of Shakespeare & Co., and the memorial to France’s “martyrs of the deportation

Museums: beyond the obvious choice… the Orsay, the Cluny, and the Mémorial de la Shoah (make sure you invest in a Paris Museum Pass if you’re staying for multiple days)

Masterpieces: the film festivals of the Latin Quarter and the most beautiful place either of us has ever visited

You can download or stream The Pietist Schoolman Podcast at Sam’s Live from AC 2nd podcast network.

By the way, only two spots remain in our June 2019 trip