My wife’s sister and her
husband rented an apartment in Vancouver for the summer and asked us to come
visit them. We had two weeks in the
Vancouver /Whistler area instead of an extended summer CATHEDRAL QUEST.
It is hard to stay away from
Europe so we planned a week long November CATHEDRAL QUEST to Paris even though
we had already experienced the Notre Dame Cathedral. But any excuse to go to Paris is
justifiable. We debated about whether to stay in a hotel or rent an apartment.
Since we would be staying a week it seemed more practical to have an
apartment where we could eat in for breakfast and have a comfortable living area
in which to relax in the evenings.
accommodation/restaurant queen wife, found a wonderful apartment renting site
. We had an attractive one bed room
apartment located on Rue Marie Stuart which is a small
and narrow cobblestone street extending about 165 feet between rue Montorgueil
and the arcades of the Passage du Grand Cerf in the second district.
It was a great location in a quiet area around the corner from the
outdoor markets on Montorgueil yet near a metro stop.
We became quite proficient in riding the metro all over Paris.
Our visit consisted of revisiting Notre Dame (I had to make sure those
little clocks were on the transcept roofs) and all the churches we had visited
the summer before and a few that we had missed, going to the art museums, and
some great restaurants. We
celebrated Thanksgiving Day with a wonderful “non-turkey” dinner.
Paris is a fun city even in November with drizzle most every day.
The sun came out our last day.
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