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  1. Antonia Konzotis
    August 6, 2022 @ 8:42 am

    The military museum sounds absolutely fascinating Linda. Have you watched the film Sarah’s Keys? Most harrowing account of the treatment of the Jews in occupied Paris.

    Enjoy the cooler temperatures xx

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    • lspalla
      August 6, 2022 @ 3:39 pm

      Antonia, I’ve read the book and seen the movie and both were fabulous. We have even found the apartment in the Marais where her brother hid and later died. Such a tragic story! Hoping still to see you on 25 August. Keep us posted.

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  2. Katie McCool
    August 6, 2022 @ 11:45 am

    So glad you got a cool day! And found a new museum. I must go there next time. Now, after all your years in Paris and the different weather conditions, what do you think would be the best two months to go?
    Love your shirt, Linda!

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    • lspalla
      August 6, 2022 @ 3:37 pm

      Katie,
      That’s a tough question to answer because weather is the forever trickster in Paris. Last July/August, it was very cool and rainy. This year, just the opposite. Late April to late June might be good but I’ve also been here in June with my son’s family when it was 95 degrees. September/October can be quite nice but also hot and dry and so many of the fun things in the summer are over. But in the fall, you have fashion week and the wine festival at Montmartre. It really is anyone’s guess.

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  3. Judy Gattis
    August 6, 2022 @ 2:04 pm

    So terribly envy the cool temps. You deserve it! Enjoyed the stroll immensely. How well I remember our lunch at Cafe Marly.

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  4. Cindi Ludwg
    August 6, 2022 @ 2:14 pm

    Cooler weather and a leisurely pace seems to be just the right combination. The museum sounds very interesting. I can see why you plan to make a return trip.

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  5. Monica & Marlyn
    August 6, 2022 @ 2:47 pm

    Hurrah for some cooler air! Love the cafe chairs with arms. Love your blue striped shirt. You and Bernie are looking great! Paris agrees with you.

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    • lspalla
      August 6, 2022 @ 3:34 pm

      Merci, mon ami!

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  6. Peggy B
    August 6, 2022 @ 3:09 pm

    What a wonderful day for you all! Good to hear that le Procope had such excellent food. It has been more atmosphere than food worthy for us in the past. Maybe we will try it again. You did manage to cover a lot of territory on foot. That is our favorite way to spend time in Paris. Can’t believe we will be there in just over a week! A bientôt!

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    • lspalla
      August 6, 2022 @ 3:34 pm

      Yes, see you soon!

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  7. Bonnie
    August 6, 2022 @ 4:24 pm

    Yes, love your blue stripped shirt. Is that a Paris find? You fit right in with the current fashion of blue and white. When in Paris in June, we went to the Liberation Museum too. At the time they had an exhibit of female war correspondents with pictures they’d taken. The museum is out of the usual tourist circuit but worth a visit. If you do go back, look for Rue Daguerre and then for the restaurant Daguerre Maree – Bar a Huitres. The best oysters ever!! It is also a wonderful strolling street.
    Nice it isn’t rainy, but Paris certainly needs rain, as does the rest of France. Tough times for all concerned.

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    • lspalla
      August 6, 2022 @ 7:05 pm

      We discovered rue Daguerre last year. Great area!

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  8. Ann Rivard
    August 6, 2022 @ 8:15 pm

    What an interesting museum. I think I would really enjoy spending time there. Lovely chairs today as well! And you all look well rested and relaxed. The wysteria and lavender are lovely. I can almost smell the lavender!

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  9. Mary Jane
    August 7, 2022 @ 6:36 pm

    Sharon will need to buy another (or 2 more) suitcases, if she continues to shop!!! 🙂

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    • lspalla
      August 7, 2022 @ 6:55 pm

      They bought a bunch of new artwork today at Montmartre. The larger painting is being shipped! And they surprised us with a piece we thought they had gotten for themselves!

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