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Last day in le Marais...

The weather has been very unpredictable during my stay...

Today was no exception...the morning was cold and very wet...then by lunchtime the sun was peeking out just a little...but beware...the clouds, rain and wind can return in an instant...lucky I have my umbrella!

I had a lazy morning doing my chores...washing up for one and a little clothes washing...tuff work!!!

Then off I went to meet Jay and Andrew...two lovely american fellows...well, ok...they own the Montmartre apartment and I met them for coffee and a chat to return my key. Lovely fellows and it was so nice to sit in a cafe and be able to have a chat!!

Then I headed back to the Jewish quartier for that memorable falafel...and I have to say...it was delicious!!!(Thanks Ben T for the heads up!)

I continued to wander and ended up back a Place des Vosges as I didn't get to see all the art galleries that are under the covered walkways...

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I stopped at Cafe Hugo for a coffee and out of nowhere the sun disappeared...the wind whipped up...and the rain came down...causing many people sitting alfreso (including me) to look for warmth and shelter from the elements!

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The storm...if u can call it that...lasted about half an hour then disappeared and left no trace it had even been here!

I had read a lot about the Bastille area, close by, so I decided to investigate. If I had not read about it I would have been a little concerned...some of it made me a little nervous to walk through...but the covered walkways full of amazing furniture making and artisan craftsmen were extremely interesting if a little nerve wracking to walk down!!

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I found a beautiful bed linen shop...exquisite stuff.
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On my way back home I window shopped...and real shopped in some wonderful stores...

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Tomorrow is election day...election for what exactly I don't know...but on my way home I was accosted at every corner by supporters trying to hand me how to vote cards... hahaha
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My little apartment block...
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The Marais is an area I would thoroughly recommend to any traveller to Paris...I will miss my little studio on rue Turenne...tomorrow sees me move to Saint Germain...and the last part of the parisian adventure continues!

Posted by thewoodsies 13:11

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