Travel: Paris 2

Today we explored the 9th Arrondissement known for its covered shopping passages, varied shops, the famous Follies Bergeres and a relatively low tourist presence.

We enjoyed a lunch of  Moules Marinieres (mussels in a garlicky wine sauce) and Frites with a nice bottle of French Sancerre wine.

It was a delightful day getting reacquainted with a part of the city we have not visited in recent years.

The weather cooperated again today as we racked up 5.3 miles on our health meter.  Here are some of our discoveries.  

The Bourse is France’s Stock Market.
A typical street in the 9th Arrondissement
The Follies Bergere is a famous theater venue dating back decades.
La Mere de Famille is a gourmet food shop founded in 1761. The store is packed with goodies, especially chocolates. Not to be missed if you are in the area!
Hotel de Ville (City Hall)
Approaching Notre Dame. Our first look since the devastating fire. The good news is restoration has begun.
Near Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle boasts fantastic stained glass windows dating to the medieval days.

Nearby is the turreted prison where Marie-Antoinette was imprisoned before execution.
Hello from the Ile St. Louis!

8 thoughts on “Travel: Paris 2”

  1. Kim & Janice here in Athens ready to board the ship tomorrow for 4 weeks. We enjoyed our 3 days in London – sorry we weren’t able to connect this time. Enjoy the rest of your trip and we’ll see you back in SF.

  2. Breathtaking photos! Love that that the food shop is all wrapped in fall colors! Love the Citroen! Love that Art Deco facade of the theatre. Thanks for a few minutes in Paris!

  3. Your photos say it all….except for the moules in the garlicky wine sauce. I drool! You’ll have to walk more than 5 miles a day to counteract all your good living.!

    More, more..

  4. Paris is wonderful. Glad your trip started with good weather, fine dining and wholesome travel. Wine is the topper.
    Keep us along.
    Dale & I are spending October in Rancho Mirage.
    Starting to enjoy retirement.

    1. Hi Dale, Hi Ray! Welcome to retirement!!

      We have been having so much fun since retiring. We almost feel guilty…(only almost!!!)

      Congratulations!

      We are so overdue visiting our friends and family in Southern California. We simply have to make it a priority. Here wishing you all the best!! 🍷🍾🥂

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