Then we (re) visited the most basic sentence you want to pull out of your sleeve when in France: Parlez-vous anglais? (Do you speak English). Very useful if you don't speak a lick of French and are relying on the French to communicate with you in your language! Many visitors walk up to French people and start speaking in English without making this polite inquiry. While many French speak English and are happy to do so, they are sometimes taken aback when travelers simply assume everyone speaks their language.
The pain au chocolat (what you call chocolate croissant in the US but sounds so wrong to my ears each time!) was next. Boy was that post hard to share, I could smell and taste it in my imagination! (yes, I've become one of these "boring" gluten-free people!
The Palais (Opéra) Garnier was our next stop. One of the most magnificent staircases I know. The light is just glorious. Maybe a next time I will share a photo of the gallery on the 2nd floor, and undoubtedly many among you will think it is Versailles... And you've GOT to see the Chagall ceiling...
The Intouchables with François Cluzet and Omar Sy was the movie of the week. No further comment on this one, just watch it. It's based on a true story, which makes it even more so compelling. Both actors are brilliant and you Omar's smile is contagious...
Last but not least, we finished up with Victor Hugo. I cannot recommend enough to pick up one of his works if you haven't done so already. He WILL touch your heart. Les Misérables or The Hunchback of Notre-Dame are the 2 that people know the most.
Au revoir till next week!