Doing What Was Fun for Everyone in Paris
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So…(or alors as the French say), yesterday was a “do what you want to do day” and we split into pairs. Johnny and Bernie went to Les Invalides because Johnny is a Napoleon expert and war gaming enthusiast. Sharon and I went to the grande magasins or huge department stores, and Jodie and Dennis took a tour to Versailles. (Sorry, no pics from that but I’m sure Dennis Clements will post on FB). We ended our night with a special treat from Sharon and Johnny at Le Train Bleu, the beautiful restaurant in Le Gare de Lyon.
Here’s a sample of our day starting with Les Invalides where Napoleon is buried. It was originally a place where soldiers were cared for when injured or sick, thus the Invalids.
Sharon shopped for gifts for friends and bought about six scarves inside the beautiful domed Les Galeries Lafayette.
We took in the view up top and then toured their gourmet food shop across the street. Our lunch was in the beautiful brasserie at the other huge department store called Au Printemps. After a delightful lunch under their stained glass dome, we walked to the front of the great Opera House, La Palais Garnier. Sharon was much better about taking pictures so you can reference those on her FB post under Sharon Tyson.
Our evening concluded at one of our favorite dining spots, Le Train Bleu. If you’ve not seen our pics before on this blog, go to their website! Johnny seemed to hit the jackpot with his menu selections having the lamb and then a magnifique dessert of chocolate.
The fun shot of the day were these glasses on display at Les Galeries Lafayette.
We have been in Paris for 34 days without a drop of rain. It’s dry and dusty to say the least. I’ve gone through one sinus infection and now working on another. Oh-là-là.
Today…the Tour Eiffel!!
Have a great day,
L & B
July 19, 2018 @ 9:24 am
Looks and sounds like a fun day for all. Impressed with that hand-painted figurine!
I love seeing Paris photos so have sent a FB request to your friends as mentioned in your post — hope they don’t think it’s from some random stalker!
Cheers and hope you’re all enjoying your time around la Tour Eiffel — work on the new perimeter notwithstanding!
July 19, 2018 @ 10:05 am
Fun to live vicariously through your blogs. I feel like I’ve traveled without getting my passport stamped! We have enjoyed flash rains, heat and humidity! Hi to allpe
July 19, 2018 @ 12:07 pm
Thank you, Linda, for another lovely tour of the City of Lights this summer. I look forward to reading your blog and seeing the photo shots you and Bernie share each day!
July 19, 2018 @ 12:09 pm
As I scroll through each of your events of the day I find myself thinking well this one is definitely my favorite. But, then there is another I’m drawn to. But unless you pop the rabbit out of the hat tomorrow, this is my favorite.
July 19, 2018 @ 12:13 pm
I love reading your blog! I really love the pictures! Thanks for your hard work! I guess you could call it work!
July 19, 2018 @ 12:17 pm
A really special day. Loved the pictures of Les Invalides. Would have been especially great with an Napolionic expert. The comments would have been priceless. Thanks for sharing.
July 19, 2018 @ 1:25 pm
Merci Linda , love the photos !!! Le train blue a favorite of mine too love love the atmosphere . I feel like royalty in this restaurant!! Enjoy 😉
July 19, 2018 @ 1:32 pm
Another wonderful post! I am envious of your stamina and energy. The sinus infection would stop me. Reading your blog starts the day with a smile.
Best to you and Bernie
July 19, 2018 @ 2:03 pm
Shopping and eating, two of my favorite pastimes. The bonus is being able to do both in such spectacular surroundings. Bob and I have been to Les Invalides, however I am certain we didn’t appreciate it as much as Johnny and Bernie did. You and Bernie are superb hosts!
July 19, 2018 @ 2:22 pm
I SO hope one of you bought those glasses frames! Ou la’ la’