Paris: Nov 1 - Dec 4

Nov 1st, 2010, 05:21 PM
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Yummy...looks wonderful. I was trying to be good tonight with just some broiled fish and vegies but your dessert just might make me dig into the Halloween candies that didn't get handed out last night...the only thing I have sweet in the house! Thanks again for everything!
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Nov 1st, 2010, 05:37 PM
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Your Cafe Constant meal looks fabulous, wish I could reach my fork and spoon through my computer screen!
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Nov 1st, 2010, 06:12 PM
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Joan,

Your recommendation for La Riboto de Taven was exactly as you said~perfect in every way. We had a wonderful visit with Christine and David in June. They are so knowledgeable about the area. We also enjoyed the delicious dinners and having breakfast outside in their beautiful garden. They have deep affection for you!
Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us! Have a wonderful trip and will check in daily for our "fix."
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Nov 1st, 2010, 07:26 PM
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Dear Joan -- I think I look forward to your trips almost as much as you do. Thanks for starting this thread and for sharing your adventure with us! One day I hope to meet you there.
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Nov 1st, 2010, 10:16 PM
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plufmud,
How nice to hear from you re Riboto. I'm so glad you enjoyed, as I have so often. They are lovely people. It is a real gem.

I need to re-confirm some dining reservations that I have made before leaving home.. Going to begin this morning with Florent for petit dejeuner and go from there to my hotel preview.

a bientot..

Joan
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Nov 2nd, 2010, 02:48 AM
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Bonjour,

Up and out..great day. seems to be turning a bit grey now ansd looks breezy out.

I walked down to Florent's Flirt The to say hello and to have petit dejeuner. Roberta, I did say hello for you. Michael called while I was there and got to chat with him, too. I also took some pictures while there.

I stopped by to preview a hotel triple room for another and back to apartment for some calls to confirma dining reservations and catch up on email etc.

Here are the photos:


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Nov 2nd, 2010, 04:53 AM
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We had the same breakfast at Florent's place! That croissant is huge and why is a simple toasted baguette so delicious in Paris????

-Roberta
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Nov 2nd, 2010, 05:31 AM
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Joan, Glad you are there safely and back doing your Paris things. We leave in a bit more than a month so we will be vicariously enjoying Paris through your trip until then.
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Nov 2nd, 2010, 08:28 AM
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I went back to visit with Florent for a late dejueuner. A good lunch. Girolles are about to go out of season, so that is what I had with pasta and a nice glass of wine and bread..always good bread!!

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It has become cooler and some wind..so noticeable.

a bientot

Joan
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Nov 2nd, 2010, 09:47 AM
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Glad you arrived safely in Paris.

I wonder why the clerk at the Tabac could not load one month? For the €13 savings, I think I would have tried a different Tabac or headed to the metro station.
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Nov 2nd, 2010, 10:28 AM
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His problem was that he had made the mistake of loading one week an didn't know how to correct it to 1 month. He did make a call and still couldn't handle it.
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Nov 2nd, 2010, 03:51 PM
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You've started out well (as you always do)! Loving the photos and notes.....
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Nov 3rd, 2010, 02:32 AM
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Bonjou
Sue arrived early and driver was right there to meet her..she was delighted. She is staying at the Madison. We will dine at Ginette Boyer's Au Petit Tonneauthis evening and will enjoy, as always!

I have a good patisserie right here on the corner of Monttessuy. I go for breakfast. They have inside/outside tables. Some pcs from this morning



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and of course a pic out of one of my windows


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Nov 3rd, 2010, 04:02 AM
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gracejoan3,
I am loving that picture from your window of the Iron Lady. Will be a few blocks away but still will be able to see it.
All the pics on here have been great and make me look forward to my trip.
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Nov 3rd, 2010, 05:00 AM
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Jusst reeturne from lunch. I ran down to Les Cocottes for a quick lunch. Great soup and that is a crab meat salad. A glass of wine and good bread to top it off.

I arrived shortly after noon and took piicture. 1/2 hr later it was full and then some!

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Nov 3rd, 2010, 07:35 AM
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Thank you for writing this fabulous travel log. It's so much fun to be able to enjoy Paris with you again.

Our lunch at Les Cocottes last summer was wonderful, I too had the crab salad.

Enjoy your stay.
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Nov 3rd, 2010, 10:39 AM
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Thanks for your fabulous day to day log.Can't wait to return to Paris for our sixth visit,2012.Enjoy and let us share!!!!
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Nov 3rd, 2010, 11:03 AM
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We leave March 11. I can't wait. Love the pictures and am definitely going to try Cafe Constant in March.
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Nov 3rd, 2010, 01:48 PM
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Sue came by the apartment and we visited and then walked down to Au Petit Tonneau. We had a great dinner. Ginette is marvelous..said hi for you, Pat and Jim! Also told her I would be back before 12/4! We had aleisurely dinner and some nice wine. I am not that much into desserts, so we shared one with a cafe creme. We were only non French.

My entree was celery, Sue's was duck, my main a delicious fish and I don't know what happened to Sue's..yes, she did eat!!


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Enjoy...a bientot...
Joan
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Nov 3rd, 2010, 03:24 PM
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Mom, I was just checking to see that you have made it to your destination as planed..of course you would.. glad to see you are having a great time as usual...stuck in the states for now...etre en securite et profiter de votre voyage.
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