No, we're in North Carolina. That's a different cup of (iced) tea. And before N.C., it was Paris. That's also not at all like the peaceful, bucolic Loire Valley. Below are some photos I took in the now-trendy rue Montorgueil in the center of Paris. I lived there for three years more than 30 years ago.
Rue Montorgueil crowds on a sunny Sunday afternoon in November
The Stohrer pastry bakery was founded in 1730 and is still in business.
Near the intersection with the rue Marie-Stuart
And an afternoon on the terrace of a rue Montorgueil café (rue des Petits-Carreaux, actually)