There is a French company that makes the famous green chairs found in parks around Paris called Fermob and they have a store for the oublic where you can find more than just green chairs. I was interested to have a look at what was sold there.
We tried a new little place not far from us for Vietnamese food. It was on a really charming street.
The very first market I visited when I first moved to Paris was at the Place d’Aligre. It is very lively and the vegetables and fruit being sold there are cheaper than most markets. I found out that this is because they sell produce that the other market vendors pass on so you need to eat what you buy right away. I was in the neighbourhood so stopped by for a few photos.
I’m a fan of most architecture, mostly the older kind. The pyramid at the Louvre has grown on me. For a month, an art installation is on it, sort of interesting.
Maurice and I were at a movie near the Bercy park and decided to check out the area near the Bibliotech in Paris, a lively student area. We didn’t get any further than the area along the Seine which is lined with bars and places to eat.
We went here for lunch which turned out to be sort of a student cafeteria and it was, indeed, full of students. The food was just average but we each ate a meal with dessert for eight euros so hard to complain.
I wrote this at least a week before the flooding that hit Paris and have been wondering what sort of damage happened to the boats and restaurants all lined up here. I have been at our beach place and wasn’t able to go see.
I happened upon a shop with a friend on Rue du Bac called Chapon. It is a chocolate shop but with something to make it different: bowls of mousse sitting there to tempt you. You get it to go, either in a container to take home or in a little cup to eat right there.