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  1. Clara Borges
    June 17, 2023 @ 11:31 am

    Linda , love love reading your blogs !!! I have a question to you need to reserve to go eat at the musee de orsay restaurant? It’s gorgeous inside and I’ve always wanted to go . Love the photos enjoy flea market shopping 🛍️ oh la la


    • lspalla
      June 17, 2023 @ 7:31 pm

      They don’t take reservations so sometimes a long queue. Opens at 11:45.


  2. Pat
    June 17, 2023 @ 1:34 pm

    Good luck at the flea market.


  3. Pat
    June 17, 2023 @ 4:33 pm

    I was going to let it pass, but I can’t. In the picture of Izzy showing how she ate her salad; she seems to be saying:
    “Get me a McDonalds – FAST!” or she’s trying to tell us that she’s being held hostage and needs help. If that’s the case tell her to wink and pull on her ear at the same time. We’ll call neuf un un.


    • lspalla
      June 17, 2023 @ 7:29 pm

      Not at all. She’s a vegetarian and has loved the food and eaten it up with gusto!


  4. Philip Boucher
    June 17, 2023 @ 5:32 pm

    Agree about Manet over Degas. What is the name of the left bank Lebanese restaurant? Thanks in advance.


    • lspalla
      June 17, 2023 @ 7:28 pm

      L’Olivier’s or something close.


  5. Beth Thames
    June 17, 2023 @ 7:47 pm

    We ate lunch at the museum last year when visiting our granddaughter. It was one of my favorite meals- light, vegetarian, and pretty on the plate. Thanks for reminding me if we get back to Paris.


  6. Cindi Branham
    June 19, 2023 @ 2:44 pm

    I didn’t know that bill was Lebanese. I’m Lebanese-American as well. I will have to talk with him about that.
    What is Lebanese ice cream?


  7. Lynne Berry Vallely
    June 19, 2023 @ 7:05 pm

    Somehow I missed this when you sent it. I am so glad I ran across it again, loved it! Yes, Manet much more accessible than Degas – love Olympia – I think I wrote a paper on that one time – and Le Balcon best. Thank you!!!!!


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