Thursday, September 7
In our “front yard,” the Place Saint Sulpice, is a fountain named for
four bishops. Each of the bishops has
a statue of himself on one side of the fountain. I especially like the big cats.
The entrance to Mis en Demeure, and elegant but not outrageously
expensive home furnishing and décor store.
The very, very famous (especially after Dan
Brown’s totally fictitious Da Vinci
Code) is in our “front yard.”
Around the corner from Mis en Demeure is a jewelry shop called Madam and
her Bulldog. We’ve been intrigued a number
of occasions with this French spelling of bulldog. Bulldogs seem to be popular here.
having a very good time walking all around the greater neighborhood here in
the 6th arrondissement.
There are some fantastically lively streets packed with restaurants
just to the north of the Place Saint Sulpice.
We ate in one of them last night, La Boussole (12 rue Guisarde, tel.
01 56 24 82 20) and it was very good.
We shared a ravioli appetizer that was delightful and spicy. It was not in a tomato sauce, but rather in
a white creamy sauce that packed more flavor than French sauces normally
do. Tom had a lamb chop in one of
those good, grainy mustard sauces, and I had a tender-as-can-be filet mignon
de porc in a mild, spinach sauce. The
garniture, a purrée of potatos, was homemade, and quite good. The chairs are uncomfortable, however.
There are a
number of wonderful furniture and décor stores near us. We’ve been wandering through them on our
One of them,
Mis en Demeure, has a web site that you have to log onto at www.misendemeure.com . The card we picked up in this lovely store
says the username/identifiant is ihtneutre and the password/mot de passe is
store that we enjoyed was Maison de Famille,
at 29 rue Saint Sulpice. Not so much
for furniture here, but for other decorative items. Cool stuff.
finally happened. I have walked so
many hundreds of miles in
But I don’t
hold it against Naturalizer. These
were attractive, fun, and comfortable shoes to wear all over