Lois Lowry's Blog
This is the quite small (36 room) hotel where Martin and I are spending three days before going on to Germany. We've been in Paris before, even once rented a flat here, but this time decided to stay in a part of the city that we don't know well, and so ended up here in the 15th arrondissement, on a quiet side street very near the Eiffel Tower. And since we didn't come this time to sight-see, mostly we have just been taking walks, scoping out the neighborhood, and are impressed with the parks and gardens everywhere. It would be a nice area to live in. Late this afternoon we watched parents waiting outside a primary school, for their kiddies to be let out: some moms actually carrying loaves of bread, and the little ones all in toggle coats---as if they had all been cast in a Truffaut film like "L'Argent du Poche" which portrayed French children so beautifully.
At noon today we found a brasserie and had moules --- mussels --- enough to feed an army; we couldn't finish.
Tomorrow, more of the same---except for the moules---and then we will fly to Luxembourg on Sunday, to be picked up by my daughter-in-law for the one-hour drive across the border to their home in Germany.