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  1. Judy McPeak
    July 27, 2022 @ 10:18 am

    We like The Abbey Bookshop 29 rue de la Parcheminerie.

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  2. Judy Gattis
    July 27, 2022 @ 12:01 pm

    Oh Linda, so sorry. It does look awful. But their are always gems around. Hang in there!

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  3. Cindi
    July 27, 2022 @ 1:54 pm

    Food Street photos were my favorite ones today. Enticing, artistic and colorful !

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  4. Bonnie
    July 27, 2022 @ 2:21 pm

    I’m not sure exactly where your apartment is. Hopefully not far from Rue Bretagne which is a lovey street. Cafe Charlot is on that street and very popular with great food. The Enfant Rouge is tres busy around lunch time. Many times hard to find a seat once you’ve chosen your meal. But lots of funl I see what you mean with lots of tourists everywhere. We recently stayed in the Hotel Jule and Jim on Rue Gravilliers which was wonderful. I love the Upper Marais .area. I read there is a wonderful exhibit of the clothing of Shiaparelli in Paris now. But I don’t remember the musee where it is.
    Anyway, enjoy all that Paris offers. What a blessing to be able to have so much tine there

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    • lspalla
      July 27, 2022 @ 2:23 pm

      Rue Bretagne is a lovely street and we have discovered it. About 3 long blocks from where we are. We’ll check out Cafe Charlot! Thanks for the info.

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  5. Bonnie
    July 27, 2022 @ 2:26 pm

    The Shiaparelli is at the Musee Des Arts Decoratifs. Wish I had been able to see it!

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    • lspalla
      July 27, 2022 @ 3:11 pm

      Merci beaucoup. They always have wonderful exhibits. I’ll have to try to interest Bernie!

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  6. Pat
    July 27, 2022 @ 2:38 pm

    Why is the Shakespeare Bookstore so popular — price? Are the buses crowded at all times of the day? One advantage of the bus vs. subway is that you get to see the areas and sights as you travel through. Have you noticed lack of maintenance/cleanliness in other parts of the city? I wish I knew enough about the Roman architecture to ask questions — was what you showed bricked over after original construction or is that just an ornate wall. You gave us much to look at today. Thank you.

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    • lspalla
      July 27, 2022 @ 3:18 pm

      Well, the Shakespeare bookstore is quite famous and one of the few bookstores in Paris with books in English! If you purchase a book from them, they stamp it with their logo which is kind of neat. Over the years, I have noticed other areas of Paris that were dirty and unkempt but we haven’t stayed in them for very long. For example, the area around the big Flea market is much like our area. I am always uncomfortable there. Undoubtedly, we’ve always been in one of the premiere areas though rich Parisians would say that Le Marais is very colloquial and where many people live and work. Very middle class but not low class. The Roman ruins I showed today are original and built by the Romans. I’m quite sure they are untouched through the years.

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  7. Paula Donahoe Steigerwald
    July 27, 2022 @ 3:28 pm

    the Food Street looks so interesting with its narrow street and some wonderful window dressings! I always love the attention to the food and window display, ENJOY!

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  8. Ann Rivard
    July 27, 2022 @ 3:29 pm

    Beautiful vines & flowers, great selection of cafe’ chairs (love the stools!), and lovely yummy food! As always, I am transported there. Such a gifted write you are!

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    • lspalla
      July 27, 2022 @ 3:47 pm

      Merci!

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  9. Deborah S. Taylor
    July 27, 2022 @ 4:48 pm

    I am always amazed by how many different cafe chairs there are! All different and you have managed to capture new ones everyday. And..I have to chime in with everyone else that traveling through Paris with you has been such a joy! And, you are so truthful with your feelings as you discover new aspects of Paris that you had not seen before. Thank you for taking us along on this adventure!

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  10. Lisa Sellers
    July 29, 2022 @ 1:40 am

    I love reading your blogs. It makes me feel like I still apart of Paris. Loved spending time with you and Bernie!! Thank you again.

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    • lspalla
      July 29, 2022 @ 4:19 am

      It was our pleasure! You were the absolute perfect guest. Glad you’re on the blog now.

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  11. Natalie Bass
    August 1, 2022 @ 1:12 am

    Looks like so many people!!!!

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