...a piping hot café crème and a "tartine avec de la confiture." Yum!
Thus fortified, I then head up to my gym, usually three times a week. Just about a five minute walk away, I stroll through the Sentier district, passing all kinds of wholesale and retail dress shops, fabric shops and real estate businesses.
With its extensive library...
...its impressive and modern kitchen...
...and its elegant garden that leads directly into the Parc Monceau, the de Camondo family would seem to have every possible success and comfort in the world.
For this music lover, it meant he could bring his dog with him!
Throughout the Basilica, their tombs line the walls and the floors. Here, Louis XII lies with his wife, Anne de Bretagne. He died on New Years Day, 1515.
And there was plenty to see, and touch, and try on!
My final adventure for this past week was an unexpected and lovely invitation to attend a dress rehearsal (avant-première) of La Sylphide, opening this weekend at the Palais Garnier with the Ballet de l'Opera.
It's been quite a week.