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Relaxing End

For the final day of Barbara's visit we slowed down our walking and stayed close by. Even then, the neighborhood provided enough stops of interest that we missed the lunch hour at Aux Charpentiers and had to return at dinner time instead. We first turned off into the alley and sort of covered passageway called rue de l'Ancienne Comedie, where the restaurant Procope is located. Back on track to St. Germain des Pres, we paused for some jazz musicians playing to the crowd on Bld. St. Germain where Barbara spotted a poster for the upcoming jazz festival (something to plan on when Peter gets here). Then we spent considerable time in the church of St. Germain des Pres itself, marvelling at the very ancient beginnings of the structure, since ever. Lunch was quite late at la Fourmi Ailee, a spot I've enjoyed before with my Mom and Aunt Doris as well as Trudy. The sounds of Vivaldi's Four Seasons in the wonderful acoustics of Sainte Chapelle ended the evening and Barbara's visit. See a few photos.


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