Rain-Soaked Day in Paris
Living in Paris is like living anywhere. Some days are better than others given really horrible weather. It was very cool yesterday and rained almost all day. Certainly not my favorite!
We emailed our friend Hannah mid-morning and asked her to join us for a day out at La Defense at the massive shopping center, Quatre Temps or Four Seasons. We walked from the apartment to the closest subway station in the pouring rain. After entering there, we avoided the rain for the rest of the day as we were underground or inside every step of the way. Hannah took the featured photo on the subway which we love. Some of you have asked for more photos of us, so there you have it.
We ate a very nice, extended lunch at Hippopotamus on the top floor. Alas, these were our only photos of the day. It’s hard to avoid puddles with my boot, juggle an umbrella and take photos at the same time. So a very short blog this morning. Looks like more rain for today!
We discovered that our major mode of transportation on Metro Line 1 will be closed from Chatelet all the way to Nation M-F of next week! We will be challenged to get around but know the system well enough to ride other lines and the buses. Not ideal but we’ll make it work. C’est Paris!
L & B
P.S. My foot is holding up amazingly well. Yesterday was Week Two since the break. I’ll stay in the boot another two weeks at least.
May 10, 2023 @ 7:52 am
Boo rain! We are dealing with that here also, HS the weather report says it will continue to rain for another week! I hope your weather improves. Spending the day at La Defense in the shopping mall is a good way to stay out of the rain.
May 10, 2023 @ 11:17 am
I admire your attitude in making the best of a bad situation. Shopping and eating with a friend sounds like the way to go!
May 10, 2023 @ 1:03 pm
Hoping for some nice weather for you!
May 10, 2023 @ 1:36 pm
But a rainy day in Paris is better than most days in most places!!!
May 10, 2023 @ 2:06 pm
Oh Dear – Line ! closed for 5 days – that will be a challenge. I love Line 1, as you can get almost anywhere close to where you want to go from it. What are you using to access the metro system now? I know they changed the ticket system.
May 10, 2023 @ 4:20 pm
The closure starts next Monday through Friday. They really haven’t changed the tickets, just made a big deal out of the fact that they were going to. We have a Navigo card so no paper tickets for us.
Stephen O Shipley
May 11, 2023 @ 12:58 am
I simply cannot force myself to feel sorry for you spending a rainy day in Paris.
May 14, 2023 @ 3:34 pm
Love the desserts.
Duck was a cute addition!