2017 Home & Garden Show: Enter to win a round-trip flight from Pittsburgh to Paris
March 3, 2017 9:10 AM
The old zinc bar top at cafe Au Sauvignon in Saint Germain-des-Pres. This is a left bank favorite for a light bite and a nice glass of wine.
Cafes are part of the fabric of everyday life in Paris.
Parisiens love their dogs. Walking dogs along the Rue de Rivoli side of the Tuileries Gardens.
The early morning sun lights up the top half of the iron lattice Eiffel Tower.
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, Sacre Coeur on a hill top in Montmontre is major tourist destination. Bishop Zubik will celebrate Mass here during his Catholic France Pilgrimage Tour in October.
Crossing the Pont Royal bridge over the Seine river in Paris to the Musee d' Orsay on the left bank.
By Patricia Sheridan / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Wouldn't you rather be in Paris?
You can enter to win a nonstop round-trip flight from Pittsburgh to Paris, compliments of Delta Air Lines and Pittsburgh International Airport, and hotel accommodations for two.
To get you in the mood, the Post-Gazette and Don's Appliances will be serving French food throughout the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show in the PG Home Showcase on the second floor of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
Enter daily through March 24 for your chance to win at www.post-gazette.com/paris.
To whet your appetite, consider a few of our favorite things to do and see:
Throughout most of the year, you can find Parisians enjoying a glass of wine or a cup of coffee at an outdoor cafe. There are an estimated 7,000 cafes in Paris, but there used to be many more. In the 1900s, an estimated 45,000 cafes dotted the City of Light.
Walk anywhere in Paris and you're likely to run across people walking their dogs. A favorite place to watch Parisians and their pooches is Rue de Rivoli, a street running along the north side of the Tuileries Garden.
Take the Pont Royal bridge to cross the river Seine to the Musee d' Orsay, which is on the Left Bank. Once the Orsay train station, the museum was built in 1900 for the Universal Exposition. Although it houses paintings from the mid-19th to early 20th centuries, the building itself is considered a work of art.
A favorite stop on the Left Bank is the cafe Au Sauvignon in Saint Germain-des-Pres; its zinc bar top serves light bites and glasses of wine. Nearby is Cafe de Flore, one of the oldest coffee houses in Paris.
If you cross back to the Right Bank, you can't miss the ultimate symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower. Named for engineer Gustave Eiffel, the iron-lattice landmark looms over the neighborhood known as the 7th arrondissement. It is open every day from 9 a.m. until midnight in the summer and from 9:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. the rest of the year.
If you happen to be in Paris in October, you might find Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik celebrating Mass at Sacre-Coeur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart) on a hilltop in Montmartre. The church sits at the highest point in Paris and offers commanding views of the city. It is one of the stops Oct. 1-10 on the Pittsburgh Catholic's pilgrimage tour of the shrines of France.
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