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  1. Harriett Godwin
    September 15, 2021 @ 11:05 am

    I was not aware of this museum and have been to many around the city over the years. Thanks for the information. We will try and see it in a few weeks.

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    • lspalla
      September 15, 2021 @ 2:28 pm

      It has only been open about a month! So, yes, I hope you get a chance to see it. A few mistakes on my blog. After Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette left Versailles, they did not move to Le Lourvre but to the Palais de la Tuileries where the garden is today. It was destroyed, burned down actually, according to Bernie’s cousin, Laurie. The current Hotel de la Marine was a series of ateliers or workshops for artisans and a place to store furniture, not ever a residence. I need to do some more research. Time was short this morning.

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  2. Pat
    September 15, 2021 @ 12:31 pm

    I hope you have another good family get together. You always seem to have a good time.

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  3. Nancy Colin
    September 15, 2021 @ 2:03 pm

    The pictures were stunning. I could focus simply on the floors for a long time! The French do know how to “ do it up” as we say in the South. Enjoy those cousins. Treasured time.
    Nancy Colin

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  4. chrisitna
    September 15, 2021 @ 2:35 pm

    We are planning to be in Paris in May 2022 (we live in Florida). Could you inform us about how much your lunch and dinner cost? Also, might you consider a list of your favorite places to eat from casual (inexpensive) to very nice (not exorbitant).? We are new subscribers and are most definitely enjoying your blog.

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    • lspalla
      September 15, 2021 @ 4:04 pm

      So delighted to have you reading along. I can best answer your questions by recommending my book “Bernie’s Paris” available on Amazon. Of course, things change over time as the book came out in 2016, but basically the information still holds true. I will say that lunch at a local cafe used to be about 40-45 euros. Now it’s more like 50-60. If you leave off the wine, you can go cheaper, but Bernie will never do that!!

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  5. christina
    September 15, 2021 @ 4:50 pm

    thank you.

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  6. Philip Boucher
    September 15, 2021 @ 7:06 pm

    In 1871, in the midst of the Franco-Prussian War, 12 arsonists set the palace aflame. 48 hours later, about 90% of the palace was in smoldering ruins. In 1883, it was decided to tear it down.

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    • lspalla
      September 15, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

      Thanks for the info!!! It takes a village to get it all correct!

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  7. Peggy
    September 16, 2021 @ 3:22 am

    What a beautiful luxurious palace! My mind is always brought back to all the servants needed to maintain that level of opulence. The maids who managed the bath. The ones who changed the bedding and made the beds each day. The ones who cooked served and cleaned up from the amazing dinners! The poor little maids tasked with polishing the silver and washing and drying the glass ware! The ones who swept, mopped and waxed all those luscious parquet floors! Not to mention the groundskeepers, the gardeners and the stable hands ! It goes on and on, all for the maintenance of the royalty who occupied these glorious dwellings. I revel in the beauty and at the same time can’t help but envision the invisible throng that maintained it all. Glad it has been preserved for us to see and overwhelmed by the inequality of wealth.

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  8. Earle Self
    September 16, 2021 @ 3:49 am

    Juste poisson ordinaire? 🙂

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    • lspalla
      September 16, 2021 @ 3:48 pm

      I think it was some kind of trout.

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