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the Cigale's trials, tribulations and triumphs in Paris

the Cigale's trials, tribulations and triumphs in Paris

Apr 14th, 2009, 08:59 PM
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Mimi, I loved reading your report and am so pleased you got to Paris again but sorry about your sore foot and black eye. Sometimes it does take a few days to ripen. I banged my head in Guatemala but soldiered on with Tylenol and a cold coke tin held to my head! My eyes didn't blacken until the flight home. I looked pretty pathetic when my husband picked me up at the Toronto airport!

I'm looking into adding a week in Paris to the beginning of our trip to the English lake district this year and it looks feasible so far.

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Apr 14th, 2009, 09:06 PM
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moolyn, keep me in mind when you post so I don;t miss you
yes it surprises you when the colors ripen.
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Apr 15th, 2009, 10:26 AM
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Hi cigale, I hope you don't mind some additional questions. I'll be in Paris the end of May for the first time in two years, so I'm avidly reading--and re-reading--the reports. How many days was your trip? Did you feel rushed or relaxed?

I need a relaxing holiday (and am going solo for that very reason) but find the planner in me is creeping in to overbook/overextend myself. I kinda just need to sleep late and poke around but I want to do (and eat!) everything.
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Apr 15th, 2009, 10:47 AM
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I was there for one week. Arrived on the 23d and left the morning of the 30th. I didn't feel rushed. my roommates were so quiet, I never knew when they were up. Dick, bless his heart, prepared the coffee every morn and miki dashed to
gerard Mulot for his wonderful croissants. My first trip two years ago I went alone and did almost everything on whim and had a terrific time. click on my profile for that report.
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Apr 15th, 2009, 10:53 AM
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Paris is so wonderful. I loved reading all of your comments. How nice to have a GTG. It would be fun to meet some of the Fodorites. We usually go in Sept. but someday I'll get to see Paris in the spring.

BTW, which apt. was that in VilleFranche-sur-mer? We love that town and wouldn't mind spending some time there.
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Apr 15th, 2009, 10:57 AM
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I'll ask Marianna!
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Apr 15th, 2009, 11:11 AM
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One day, Tomas, Abby and I had lunch at L'As du Falafel.It was the first time I ate inside where we shared a bottle of Rose from Provence. It was too early to see most things flowering. I've seen photos of the Jardin des Plantes that are spectacular when everything is in bloom.
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Apr 15th, 2009, 11:28 AM
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cigale, thanks for your response. I remember your Paris in the Rain report. It was one of the inspirations for my upcoming visit. Although of course I'm hoping for very little rain.

A number of years ago my mother, sister and I went to Paris for Christmas. My sister and I would go running in the mornings and included a little loop in/around the Jardin des Plantes.
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Apr 15th, 2009, 11:31 AM
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lots of runners in the parcs, Monceau and Montsouris
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Apr 15th, 2009, 11:41 AM
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What a nice trip report, cigalechanta! How did you like the Musee de la Chasse? It's on my list of museums in Paris that we haven't been to yet. Your mention of Cara Black's novels in a previous report or post made me want to read them, (I hadn't heard of her books before), - I've read the first one so far and will continue with the rest, eventually. You mentioned meeting with Toupary in Paris - I think we met her at a wine & cheese tasting at Harriet Welty's a couple of years ago. If it's the same Toupary, she was so charming, (& so lucky to be living in Paris!).
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Apr 15th, 2009, 12:11 PM
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brioche,I liked the La Chasse very much and knowing how I like Deyrolle and cabinets of curiosities, I knew I would not be disappointed
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Apr 15th, 2009, 05:15 PM
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bookchick, I must say I was concerned that you might be calling the authorities when you saw the black eye and the limp. I couldn't be blamed for the cold
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Apr 15th, 2009, 05:19 PM
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gomiki waiting for you to add to YOUR report!!
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Apr 15th, 2009, 06:31 PM
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Gomiki, I'd been warned prior to my arrival in Cambridge that Cigalechanta might not quite be "herself". (And since was the one giving the warning, I felt she'd know best!) She looked much, much better than I thought she would, and she spoke very enthusiastically about the trip. I knew she enjoyed herself, despite whatever popped up unexpectedly, and that is, after all, the point of getting away, and the essence of a true traveler (as opposed to a tourist).

Now, as Mimi so wisely pointed out, where, young lady is your contribution to a trip report?????

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Apr 16th, 2009, 09:22 AM
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I loved reading this. My DH is always so amazed that 'online' buddies sometimes actually meet. I also have friends from stock chat boards who have met.

I once had a black eye from skiing, and they do hurt!

On my first trip to Paris I walked smartly into one of those posts they put in the sidewalk (I guess to keep people from parking there). I whacked somewhere near my appendix which turned purple and yellow and occasionally hurt for nearly a year. I was too embarrassed to tell anyone.
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Apr 16th, 2009, 10:05 AM
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Mimi, Jardin des Plantes is beautiful when everything is in bloom. I love the little zoo, and no one who sees my photograph of all the flamingoes believes it was taken here.
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Apr 16th, 2009, 10:10 AM
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Toupary, see above post by brioche. You may have met.
Can you post that photo here?
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Apr 16th, 2009, 10:39 AM
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Mimi,

I put soin blancheur toothpaste on my shopping list for Paris and mentioned it to my dentist this morning. He said we have it here, in Canada. So I checked my local Pharmacy and found Sensodyne in Brilliant and Extra Brilliant. Could this be the same thing? It's probably worth a try.
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Apr 16th, 2009, 12:03 PM
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Small world, brioche -- and thanks. Which one were you?
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Apr 16th, 2009, 12:31 PM
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it maybe, moolyn, but it's not available in the states, also bought a brand sanogyl, blancheur et soin.
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