Although this Normandy abbey is now a historic monument belonging to the French state, it continues to house a community of Benedictine monks. In the eleventh century, two of them went on to become Archbishops of Canterbury.
Off to explore a quartier which has greatly changed since we lived in Paris. The formerly industrial neighborhood is now home to a cultural-educational-flower-filled park edged with spiffy apartment towers, and the 19th century stone wine warehouses now accommodate shops and restaurants. It’s an easy walk across the Seine to the four controversial towering volumes of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, today packed with students cramming for the Bac.
Sunday afternoon in Paris: a time to get together for an eleven-hour lunch with old friends.
One of J’s goals on this trip: to visit OBUT, where the pros shop.
It is not an actual egg we seek, but the electric car built by Paul Arzens during WWII that he showed us when we were living in Paris in the late 70s.
Ideal day: begin with this view at breakfast, then wander the streets.
The best of all places to begin a Paris sojourn: on a bench in the Jardin du Luxembourg. (But maybe without suitcases.)
Off to France (where my husband and I spent our honeymoon) to celebrate a Major Wedding Anniversary.
Ils ont été plus sages que les Américains.