A Cooler Pleasant Day in Paris

Bonsoir,

Today has given some relief from the heat remaining in the high 80’s, which while still hot, is nothing like it has been. We are grateful!

We had a slow, easy day which began this morning by going in search of the very helpful magazine “Where Paris.” It contains all the latest happenings around Paris by month, and we always use it as a reference guide. It formerly has been at the tourist kiosks around town but no more. We found it late this afternoon at the beautiful Marriott on the Champs Elysees. We entered the hotel as though we belonged there, asked for the magazine which they had and then sat in the comfortable lobby for a refreshment. It’s always a good spot for a clean restroom if you’re ever in Paris!

We stayed on the Champs for outside dining at one of the more reasonable restaurants, L’Alsace. Bernie had mussels and I had trout, forgetting of course that one gets the entire fish- head, tail, skin and all the bones. You have to be careful when eating on Les Champs because some of the spots are ridiculously expensive, especially the famous Fouquet’s.

Our photos today are a bit of this and that-interesting street shots that we hope you will enjoy.

This is the lovely courtyard of L'Hotel Dieu, one of the major hospitals in our area across from Notre Dame.

This is the lovely courtyard of L’Hotel Dieu, one of the major hospitals in our area across from Notre Dame.

A cute little dog in a blue hat begging with his master.  He never moved an inch.

A cute little dog in a blue hat begging with his master. He never moved an inch.

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La Paris Plage or Paris Beach begins on July 22.  They were hauling in the sand today and putting up the signs.  More photos to come!

La Paris Plage or Paris Beach begins on July 22. They were hauling in the sand today and putting up the signs. More photos to come!

This gives new meaning to the phrase "food truck."

This gives new meaning to the phrase “food truck.”

Bernie at dinner enjoying the cooler temps!

Bernie at dinner enjoying the cooler temps!

The Champs Elysees still decorated from Bastille Day and the upcoming finale of Le Tour de France.

The Champs Elysees still decorated from Bastille Day and the upcoming finale of Le Tour de France.

Have a great evening,

Linda & Bernie