STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY
the luckiest girl on the planet because I got to visit Paris twice this
year. On my second trip in June I was treated to seeing the city not
only in full window-box bloom but also bathed in daylight until eleven
pm. One of my favorite memories is of sitting in front of Notre Dame
looking into peerless blue sky through the cathedral’s breath-taking
spires as the bell chimed nine times. Quasimodalicious!
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THE SPIRES OF NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL
Courtesy of the Charles W. Cushman collection
THE 4th ARRONDISSEMENT IN PARIS, FRANCE
THE TINY AND AGREEABLE BAR IN THE PURE MALT SCOTTISH PUB
required to be much more independent in my adventures exploring
the city this second time around Paris. I spent several days and
evenings taking the metro to various destinations like the Place de la
Concorde, Ile Saint Louis and the Arc de Triomphe then walking back
several miles to my apartment along the Rive Gauche, crisscrossing the
many bridges along the iconic River Seine.
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THE RIVER SEINE
A LARGE SELECTION OF SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKIES
AND BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKIES AS WELL
A REFRESHING BULMERS CIDER
Note: The staff and editors of American Public House Review
pride ourselves on our journalistic integrity, unlike so many other
organizations we strive to get the facts straight and the story right.
So imagine our embarrassment when we discovered that the proprietor’s
name is actually “Colin Shepherd”
and not Shep Owen as
originally reported in the article. Our legal department is currently
making every possible effort to track down the rogue that gave our
Paris bureau chief, Madeleine Best Henn the bogus information.
We apologize for this transgression, and we implore our readers and the patrons of the Pure Malt to address its affable publican as Mr. Shepherd or Colin while conducting business on the premises. Although as one is taking their leave after an evening of basking in the glow of one of their many fine single malts, it would probably be acceptable to turn back to the bar, give a nod, a quick wink and say, “Thanks for everything Shep.”
PURE MALT SCOTTISH PUB
4, Rue Caron
75004 Paris, France
+33 1 42 76 03 77
MADELEINE BEST HENN was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated from La Salle University with a degree in English and a passion for the literature, landscape, and history of Ireland and the British Isles. She also indulged an interest in the well-being of the human psyche and went on to earn a nursing degree from Holy Family College. Along with free-lance writing, she is employed as a psychiatric nurse and a mental health program administrator. Madeleine is a wife and mother; she is suitably proud of her own Celtic heritage and currently resides in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.
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