Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Days to Avoid Roussillon, Gordes, etc.
  2. 2 Help on ancient history route
  3. 3 Now to Madrid
  4. 4 Charming hotels in Paris, please help.
  5. 5 Lunch in Lake Garda
  6. 6 Trip Report Trip Report: The last hurrah? A fortnight in Lake Como
  7. 7 Village visit in Northern Italy
  8. 8 Natural History Museum: Wildlife Photographer of the Year
  9. 9 May Honeymoon in Sorrento?
  10. 10 Riviera di Ponente in mid October
  11. 11 Where to stay first night near Manchester
  12. 12 If you visit London, go to the Kew Gardens!
  13. 13 Sicily: which coast?
  14. 14 Packing for Sicily and Sardenia: Need anything Warm?
  15. 15 Day trips from Seville -Granada, Cadiz&Jerez or white villages
  16. 16 Frankfurt to Achen travel by train
  17. 17 stopover between antequerra and granada?
  18. 18 4 Days in Europe! Paris, Lisbon, or...?
  19. 19 Trip Report Laura and Steve's Spanish Adventure
  20. 20 3 days solo in London
  21. 21 Chania
  22. 22 Edinbrugh
  23. 23 Berlin to ?
  24. 24 Hotels in Turin
  25. 25 Where Would You? (1 random night in Dec btwn Bologna and Montepulciano)
View next 25 » Back to the top

I see France...

Jump to last reply

Two glorious weeks in Paris! I arrived Sunday and went to Georges’ (my
landlord) to pick up the keys to my apartment. Three rooms and a full
bathroom. I love Paris apartments; the entrance to the building is
never in the same building as the apartment.

Monday: Last year’s BEST boulangerie has been replaced by a BETTER
boulangerie (according to Georges). After my croissant and coffee, I
went to the Viaduc des Artistes and walked the full length of the
gardens - roses still blooming! Then I walked back along the street to
visit some of the shops (word to the wise: some shops are closed on
Monday). N’O was open, which is a wonderful shop with dried flowers and
seed pods, many from places with exotic names, and handmade papers.
Found some wonderful scrapbooks and little journals for me and for
gifts. OK, I cheated and went to Mickey D’s for a Big Mac and fries; I
ordered in French, but the 16 year old girl (about a size 2) answered me
in English. I’ve discovered that many French want to practice their
English, and have decided to go for it, even if it isn’t perfect.

Tuesday: This was shopping day on Blvd Haussmann; decided to try that
l’Occitane lavender water for linens. Spritz on before ironing the
bedsheets (oh yeah like that’ll happen; I’ll just spritz as they come
out of the dryer). Made supper at home and watched the movie “The Rock”
dubbed in French; Sean Connery speaks French with a Scottish accent.
Tres weird.

39 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement