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  1. Antonia Konzotis
    August 1, 2018 @ 7:50 am

    You photographed our friends house on Rue Parc Royale!

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    • lspalla
      August 1, 2018 @ 8:52 am

      What a coincidence. Hope they don’t mind!

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  2. Clara Borges
    August 1, 2018 @ 9:45 am

    Bonjour Linda , I love reading your blog . I loved all the photos !!! Paris is absolutely gorgeous I just love ❤️ paris !! I loved the photo of Ann Jeanne with Bernie !!! She’s a true gem !! I love her tours one on one and so personal she makes you feel so French I just adore her so merci for the lovely blog and photos xo 😘

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    • lspalla
      August 1, 2018 @ 11:53 am

      So appreciate all of your kind words!!!

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  3. Beth Thames
    August 1, 2018 @ 12:44 pm

    As always, your photos tell the story. You are so energetic and give your visitors a fine tour of the city. The blog gets better and better!

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    • lspalla
      August 1, 2018 @ 1:03 pm

      Beth, you are too kind!

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  4. Peggy
    August 1, 2018 @ 2:15 pm

    Lots of nostalgia in today’s post for me! I’m storing up your images for my summer virtual travels. L’Ilot Vache is one of our favorites. We’ve been going there for seven or eight years. Thanks for taking us back.

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  5. Jeanie THompson
    August 1, 2018 @ 2:15 pm

    Linda, your friends are so lucky to have you! I cannot imagine touring Versailles and then doing all that you did with them in the afternoon. My knees ache at the though! But I remember so well many of those spots, including the giant bowl of mousse! And you and Bernard looks so fabulous! When do you return to hot ‘Bama?

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    • lspalla
      August 1, 2018 @ 5:59 pm

      We return on August 16th. 75% of my wardrobe is unwearable because of the heat. It’s just been awful and I think I’m done with the summers. It wasn’t like this 15 years ago…cool with lots of rain and need of scarves, sweaters and jackets. I haven’t been able to wear any of my scarves. Those who don’t believe in global warming should be here and do the comparison!!!

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  6. Peggy
    August 1, 2018 @ 2:18 pm

    Thanks for our virtual nostalgia tour! We’ve been going to l’Îlot Vache for seven or eight years, through modernization and multiple menu changes. It’s one of our favorites! Did you see the modern stained glass windows in the Saint-Gervais et Saint-Proteas Church? I’m not sure who did them but they are lovely replacements for window damaged during the war.

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    • lspalla
      August 1, 2018 @ 5:56 pm

      This year they did not have the lovely chargers which have been such a characteristic part of the table setting. It is trés chaud inside when it’s this hot. 90’s for the rest of the week and absolutely no rain in sight. All the foliage is dying and we’re eating dust…just awful.

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  7. Barb and Keith Nessle
    August 1, 2018 @ 2:31 pm

    Thank you Linda and Bernie for giving us such a wonderful guide we will use on our next trip to Paris. Love seeing the pictures of Bernie. He has hardly changed since we met in 1970.

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    • lspalla
      August 1, 2018 @ 5:54 pm

      Bernie says “Hello.” Thanks for following our blog!!

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  8. PAT O'BRIEN
    August 1, 2018 @ 3:03 pm

    I don’t know what you and your visitors are used to, but is French/Parisian food different enough for you to feel that you are introducing them to new & different? How do your younger guests take to it? Do they have favorites?

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    • lspalla
      August 1, 2018 @ 5:52 pm

      The food is quite different but plenty of burgers and French fries or pommes frites. Foie gras, duck, lamb, escargot, etc. plus the desserts are wonderful but made with less sugar. So far this year, the younger kids have amazed me at their willingness to try different things. Kudos to the parents!

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  9. CarolynB
    August 1, 2018 @ 7:01 pm

    Goodness me having to fetch your own croissants!?! What a great (?) ‘c’est Paris’ experience and GOOD ON YOU Bernie for persevering all the way to Bastille!! I’m sure the ladies were most appreciative.

    Lovely photos of all. L&B you are heroic in the way you welcome and guide your friends and guests around Paris. I know you’re still looking forward to one very special visitor 🙂

    You describe the evening light perfectly and oh, be still my heart — there is nothing so magical as a sunset from Pont Marie.

    Thank you so much for the wonderful way you share your Paris day.

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    • lspalla
      August 1, 2018 @ 7:38 pm

      And thank you, my dear, for your always thoughtful complimentary comments. They mean so much to a writer from another writer!

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  10. Cindi Ludwig
    August 2, 2018 @ 1:18 pm

    What struck me about your post today were the people you encounter along your journey. Paris is lovely, exciting, full of rich history and current day pleasures, but it is the people you share it with that makes the experiences exceptional and meaningful.

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    • lspalla
      August 2, 2018 @ 1:23 pm

      So very true especially after so many years here. I can’t wait to share with Natalie! Perhaps my only chance. Just hope it cools down a bit.

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