A Month Remains in Paris
Bonjour mes amis,
We have only a month left in Paris as the time has flown by in a summer that never really arrived! September will end up being our busiest month with two sets of company and then a grand finale on the 19th when we go to Chantilly overnight with our friend Richard Nahem to see their famous light show.
Speaking of Richard, we met him for coffee yesterday and had the nice surprise of having his partner, Vincent, join us. It was a delight to spend some time with both of them. The weather was cool and breezy and turned into an absolutely gorgeous day.
Imagine walking a mile to have your lunch! Let’s what we did, across to the Left Bank near Notre Dame to a tiny, very traditional French restaurant called Le Reminet. The food is always excellent and not the usual fare. We both had haddock followed by a charming presentation of pineapple flambé.
After a lively discussion with a couple from California, we strolled over to one of my treasured spots called Place Dauphin which is on the end of Ile de la Cité behind St. Chapelle. It’s a little hidden corner that most tourists never find, secluded and usually quiet.
Dinner was just a very light snack about 7 and we were off to the Champs to see progress on the wrapping of l’Arch de Triomphe. Bernie has to go every 2-3 days! Why, I don’t know as progress is very slow, but he doesn’t want to miss anything. There were also beautiful night shots of the Dior facade covering up construction and some lovers. The man was not happy with me. I was caught in the act!
Thanks for all the comments and for newcomers who have joined the blog. Today, we visit a new experience, the Museum of the Liberation of Paris. Keep reading!
All the best,
L & B
Monica & Marlyn
August 26, 2021 @ 11:34 am
Love the reflection pattern that the lights made on the restaurant ceiling. Marlyn is always looking at light fixtures when we go places, and they make interesting photos.
August 26, 2021 @ 12:12 pm
Love starting my day reading your blog. Safe travels!
August 26, 2021 @ 2:04 pm
What fun! Your lunch with Richard and Vincent in a charming but near empty restaurant sounded delightful. Pictures were much appreciated. I enjoyed updates on the Arch and Dior as well as your lovers. It’s good to hear you’re keeping fit walking all over your favorite city.
June & Buddy Guynes
August 26, 2021 @ 3:30 pm
My friend has the blog up and going now! She’s a happy soul, indeed! Thank you so much for bringing such joy to so many people! Carry on!!!
August 26, 2021 @ 5:11 pm
So glad. Thanks for your sweet comments!
Deborah S. Taylor
August 28, 2021 @ 8:05 pm
Hard to believe that there is only one month of left but I know that you will make every second of the day count…lucky us! I am with Bernie. I would want to check on the “wrapping” of l’Arch de Triomphe as much as possible! Do you think it will be complete before you leave?
August 29, 2021 @ 6:00 am
Deborah, I just don’t know. It is so slow and a very long way to go. It’s only supposed to be up until the end of October so they best get a move on!