Monday, September 11
The Lycée Montaigne, facing the
Espaliered fruit trees are kept behind a fence
in the southern end of the
Here’s the beekeeper in the apiary of the
We are warned not to step on the grass here – Danger Bees!
To celebrate their 150th anniversary,
the Central Apiculture Society is having a Fall exhibition from Sept. 16 to
24 at the Orangerie of the
It has 700 junior high school students and nearly 1200 high school students. There are other large schools nearby, too, including the Lycée Saint Louis, which is close to our apartment, down at the beginning of rue Vaugirard.
At lunchtime, evidently, they let the kids out to roam for a couple hours, so they swamp the park and the nearby grocery stores like Franprix. They fill up the Franprix, but each student buys only a couple or a few little items for his or her lunch.
On Wednesday afternoons, the kids don’t go to school at all. But they have to go to school on Saturday mornings.
Lycée Montaigne’s program is one of “classical education.” I think that means college prep, and not vocational.
I mentioned the
Chartreaux above. I should explain
that this was a Catholic order that was given the Chateau Vauvert by
Chartreaux were not superstitious.
They established magnificent fruit and vegetable gardens, including
orchards of espaliered fruit trees, that became part of the
We went out for
dinner on Saturday night at peak time with no reservation. The area to the north of us is very busy
with huge crowds and lots of restaurants – all full on Saturday. We wandered over to the brasserie Saint Benoit, however, and were given a superb
table in an air conditioned dining room.
Our server, a French man from
Last night, we decided to leave the crowd behind and we walked over to Le Basilic in the 7th arrondissement. It was lovely. Tables are well-spaced, and service is superb. Tom had their specialty, leg of lamb with white beans, and I had the Chateaubriand. It was nice to have room to breathe and to have a quiet 20-minute walk each way.