Paris. What more can one say?

18 Sep

Just the mention of the name evokes a thousand images.  Paris.  We arrived by train on Friday afternoon and we’ve had perfect days, fun-filled nights and I remembered why Paris is on everyone’s must-do list.  But first a note to all travelers: Because Abbe, Jake and Jackie were staying with us, and I’m too cheap to buy three hotel rooms, we used AirBnB, a website, to find an apartment.  We found a three bedroom apartment just off Place St. Sulpice in the heart of the 6e arrondissement.  The location is perfect and the apartment is exactly what we were looking for.  And for about the price of one hotel room.  Can’t beat it!

We’ve spent the last few days walking, eating, a little more eating, a little more walking.  Of course you can never catch up which is why you must leave Paris after several days lest you are stuck there for life!  Here’s one of of our dinner spots, L’Auberge Bressane.Image  It’s very traditional french, which of course means that you could be eating anything which will then be covered in a sauce made primarily of butter and cream.  It was also a short walk from the Eiffel Tower which is so beautiful at night.  ImageImage

We discovered a new traditions (well, new to us anyway) as we walked over the Seine.  The bridges have padlocks locked on to the sides of the bridges.  Hundreds, even thousands of them.  The custom is to “lock your love” and throw the key into the Seine.  So, of course, when in Paris…  Here’s the M&M lock,Image and Jake and Jackie tossing their key into the river.  ImageMaybe when you read this you should head over to the Mass Ave bridge and bring the tradition to the US!

Yesterday was Rosh Hashana and we all went to shul at a tri-lingual service!  It’s enough to keep up with the english and hebrew, but we added french into the mix.  And if you think that may make the service longer…you are correct.  L’Shana Tova to all and to all a year of peace.Image

After services we walked nearby to the Trocadero and had more fun with the Eiffel Tower.ImageImage

Tomorrow Abbe heads to Barcelona to reconnect with some spanish friends from her semester there, Jake and Jackie head to Croatia to see what everyone is talking about, and we head back to London for a quick suitcase switch and then off to Lusaka, Zambia and Part Deux!

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6 Responses to “Paris. What more can one say?”

  1. Susan September 18, 2012 at 6:05 am #

    oh your lives abroad- ooh la la

  2. Karen September 18, 2012 at 6:56 am #

    Tres bien!

  3. Anne-Marie Aigner September 18, 2012 at 7:50 am #

    Tres bien fait — say hello to Notre Dame for me — and travel safely.

  4. Stephen Berger September 18, 2012 at 8:37 am #

    Bonne année à vous et votre famille. Aimez-vous les gars!

  5. richard cohen September 18, 2012 at 9:28 am #

    goodtimes too you both enjoy the rest of your trip
    Dad and MJ

  6. Susan Leiber September 18, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    What a life! Keep on living and happy new year

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