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MaiTaiTom's Paris When It Sizzles; Paris When It Fizzles Anniversary Trip

MaiTaiTom's Paris When It Sizzles; Paris When It Fizzles Anniversary Trip

Old Feb 23rd, 2015, 11:46 AM
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Another entertaining day with you in Paris. Loved the "Monet, Monet--ride the pony" line.
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Old Feb 23rd, 2015, 12:06 PM
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The Hotel de Ville is gorgeous! Who knew? Stunning. Loved the Rube Goldberg-looking cart guy.

I share your taste and had purchased a small print of “Impression, Soleil Levant” when DH and I were there.

And, your L’Ange 20 was astounding looking. WOWs all around: fun writing, excellent photos and great venues.
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Old Feb 23rd, 2015, 12:07 PM
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"Loved the "Monet, Monet--ride the pony" line."

Timing is everything…thanks! Tracy was partial to "The Path Of Kahn," probably because I've made her watch that Star Trek movie more than a dozen times. "KHANNNNNNNNNNNNN!"

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Old Feb 23rd, 2015, 02:28 PM
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Don't know anything about star Trek but I do know that I absolutely loved the Albert Kahn gardens---definitely adding that to our Paris list. Even after 10 visits, some wonderful Fodorite like you shows us a new place to enjoy.
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Old Feb 23rd, 2015, 04:31 PM
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Adding l'Ange 20 and Albert Kahn gardens to our list next time we are lucky enough to go to Paris. Hotel de Ville - so beautiful! Thanks MTT. Oh no - the bad part is coming....
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Old Feb 23rd, 2015, 05:32 PM
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Tom, do you mean the Marmottan was not air conditioned? How do they protect those precious paintings?
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Old Feb 23rd, 2015, 06:03 PM
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They must have someone who fans them. If they have air conditioning, it wasn't on the day we visited.

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Old Feb 23rd, 2015, 08:20 PM
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Speaking of Canadians, as I approached a small shop in Montmartre, the a rather large Canadian gent opened the door and stood in the doorway. (I don't recall how I knew immediately he was Canadian.) He stood there for a while, finally stepping down onto the top of two steps. Finally, he stepped onto the first step and went right, right into me. He said, "Scusay!" I said, "sure". He turned around and hollered, "Hey, Marion, here's another lady from Canada!" (I'm not.)
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Old Feb 24th, 2015, 01:32 AM
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lol djk, you'd feel at home over on the "invisible at 60?" thread.

presumably he "knew" that you were Canadian in the same way that you knew he was!
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"Invisible at 60?" thread?
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Old Feb 24th, 2015, 08:38 AM
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http://www.fodors.com/community/fodo...-60s-woman.cfm
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Old Feb 24th, 2015, 09:40 AM
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Reading avidly. We now have a reservation for l'Ange 20 next month.
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Old Feb 24th, 2015, 01:44 PM
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"We now have a reservation for l'Ange 20 next month."

Well….now the pressure's on!

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Old Feb 24th, 2015, 05:44 PM
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Thank you, LCBoniti, for posting the Invisible Woman thread from the Lounge. Such a pity the Lounge is now closed to new folks. Such good things get posted there!
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Old Feb 26th, 2015, 09:57 AM
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Maitaitom,

We're still following along with your fascinating TR. Your website is great. . .we really admire your ability to integrate your commentary with your excellent pictures. So many good ideas for future visits.

Sorry the A/C wasn't working at the Marmottan! We really liked that Museum. The heat must have been cranked up after we left Paris, as we were enjoying what we thought were perfect temps.

We're not sure what to expect for your coming days, as you forewarned. But glad to know that whatever you experienced is now in the past and trust that you're A-OK now.
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Old Feb 26th, 2015, 10:41 AM
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Tom: I loved this last chapter! Your photos are really to die for!! (don't) - and I learned so much about the Hotel de Ville. We walked by it probably twice a day during our last trip to Paris a couple of years ago, and I never knew it had so much beauty inside.

You can become a Paris tour guide any time now. That restaurant, L'Ange 20, sounds divine.
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Old Feb 26th, 2015, 10:55 AM
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Every time this thread is topped, my hopes are raised and then dashed, b/c I think it is going to be the next installment!!
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Old Feb 26th, 2015, 10:58 AM
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"Your photos are really to die for!!"

That's why Tracy buys a lot of trip insurance, and we have doctors on call throughout North America and Europe. Working on the next day, which was also very fun, and hopefully will get it up here by Saturday. Then after that day, the whole trip goes to hell, which is ok, because I don't have to write as much, and this can finally drift off into trip report history. Thanks for the comments everyone.

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Old Feb 26th, 2015, 12:44 PM
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Thanks for the info on L'Ange 20.
I just booked dinner for my 85th birthday celebration in May .

I have been extremely fortunate to have celebrated my last 9 birthdays in Paris , some alone and some with family and I am sure this will be one of the most memorable,
This year I am traveling alone and they very graciously accepted a reservation for a solo diner.
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Old Feb 26th, 2015, 01:28 PM
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tdk…Happy birthday! They are very nice there. I'm sure they'll treat you right (especially of you tell them it's your birthday!) Have a great trip!

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