A Rainy Tuesday in Paris…Finally!
Bonjour mes amis,
It was a rainy Tuesday in Paris after all as we finally got the steady downpour over several hours in the afternoon. That, of course, curtailed our activity, but not before we made a trip to rue Mouffetarde in the Latin Quarter near Le Sorbonne or Paris University. It’s a delightful, quaint, pedestrian street which was rather subdued yesterday. It reminds me of the area around Montmartre. We had lunch on rue du Pot de Fer, the street of the iron pot and watched as students passed by coming and going to class. We had company for lunch right above us as a little cat kept peeking out a window which is such a familiar sight in Paris, and thus it has to be the “Purely Paris” photo of the day:
We visited a church which we had never seen before called Eglise Saint-Médard. Here is the historical marker and several interior shots. The church in December of 1561 was overrun by those darn Protestests leading to the Tumult of St. Médard. It’s hard to get your mind around these dates!
We walked home in the rain and stayed nestled in the apartment until dinner time when we had reservations at a new spot called Glou. We were taken upstairs to what initially seemed the ideal spot, open air in a terrace atmosphere. HOWEVER, across the street was a huge park where street-gang-type kids were blasting a boom box with loud, throbbing music and breaking glass bottles against the fence. One French gentleman tried to reprimand the kids but with little luck. So our dinner was anything but intimate and romantic. The food was okay, not great, so we won’t add this to our list of favorite places to dine! But, Jim Bilbro, we did remember to get some pics!
Today at noon, we greet two young women coming from London, Brooke and Kayla. Brooke is Debbie Dryer’s daughter, known to all of my Rotary friends. It’s a long complicated story which I won’t go into, but looks like they may be staying with us for one night. “C’est complique!”
Have a lovely day,
L & B
June 28, 2017 @ 10:06 am
Love your photos Linda merci
June 28, 2017 @ 10:36 am
You and Bernie always seem to make the best of everything, including rainy days.
June 28, 2017 @ 10:58 am
Adore your ‘Purely Paris’ today! and always love your church photos.
You may have this but FYI for next time you’re around rue Mouffetard … a favourite list (from always-reliable Heather Stimmler-Hall) of best artisanal patisseries. It includes Carl Marletti, just across the side street from Saint-Médard and recommended by several others as well. Both church and patisserie are on my list because on a recent visit, we happened to arrive there around 1:30pm on a Sunday and both were closed (patisserie Sunday hours, church for a couple hours in the p.m.). We enjoyed sitting in the church courtyard before continuing our walk up the hill 🙂
À bientôt and hope all goes well with your visitors.
June 28, 2017 @ 4:38 pm
Didn’t know about this patisserie. Merci!
June 28, 2017 @ 3:33 pm
Your pix made me nostalgic, Linda. There is a hotel just off Place Mouffetard on Rue Cardinal Lemoin where Ralph and I have stayed many times (Hotel des Grandes Ecoles), so I know that neighborhood well. Nice little hotel, fun neighborhood. Sigh. I’ve got to get back to Paris next year! I’m really enjoying reading your posts every morning.
June 28, 2017 @ 4:39 pm
June 28, 2017 @ 5:16 pm
Your blog is my way of getting out each day. I’m loving it. The weather, the food, the history, the art, the strolls, the nestling.
June 28, 2017 @ 6:21 pm
This is music to our ears for sure!!!
July 1, 2017 @ 8:42 pm
While in the rue Mouffetard area have you ever visited Arènes de Lutèce? (49 rue Monge). I think it is one of the most fascinating things in Paris, and most Parisians have never even heard of it. It’s a real Roman forum dating from the first century, hidden and buried until a metro was being worked on. I love to pick up lunch on rue Mouffetard and picnic like a Roman. 😉
July 1, 2017 @ 9:07 pm
Oui, oui! We visited this spot many years ago and loved it! The idea of a picnic lunch is one we’ll remember!
July 2, 2017 @ 5:00 am
Always love the food presentation!!! Though I’m not sure I would eat too much of what you had, ha!