Just a few pictures of what I anticipate over the weekend. I'll leave Saint-Aignan at about 8:00 a.m. tomorrow and arrive at the Gare d'Austerlitz in Paris just a little before noon. One night we are having dinner at La Fontaine de Mars, which is where Michelle and Barack Obama had dinner back in June when they were in Paris.
The weather is supposed to be fairly nice. I'll be spending a lot of my time in the middle of the city — the Latin Quarter, Les Halles, and the Marais. The other night we're in Paris we'll be having dinner in a café along the Seine, across the river from the Ile St-Louis and Notre Dame cathedral.
The streets will be busy, with Parisians coming back to the city after their summer vacation, and tourists, finishing theirs too, getting ready to leave. The café terraces will be crowded, given good weather.
Contrast the photo above with some of my pictures of walks in the vineyards here at La Renaudière. There, crowds and bustle. Here deer, rabbits, Callie, and often not another person in sight. And not many dinners in fine restaurants or on café terraces either.