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I love Paris… because of the

  • the brightly lit streets and boulevards
  • crossing the Seine and sunworshipping on the bateaux mouches
  • the white walls of Notre-Dame
  • the marches aux puces
  • homemade French baguette in hand
  • from the nearby boulangerie
  • accordeon players serenading lovers
  • Canal Saint Martin and its colourful shops
  • grabbing a filled baguette on Chaussee d’Antin’s small cafes
  • watching the latest flick at Gaumont cinema on Champs Elysees
  • stopping at the cafes in Gambetta
  • to enjoy a drink and watch people go by
  • scooping the sweet Tunisian pastries
  • endless trips to Mango and Etam
  • having ’tisane’ under the coupole of Le Printemps at Boulevard Haussman
  • watch bulky Americans wade their way through the crowds
  • sitting and reading in the garden of the Luxembourg or Tuilleries
  • enjoying a Magum au chocolat in the sun
  • walking down the narrow ‘passages’ near the Sorbonne
  • enjoying Deborah and hubby taking the velib for a ride
  • watching them getting annoyed when the ticket is invalid
  • straining my neck from watching facades of buildings
  • taking the toy train to Montmartre
  • having a leisurely stroll at  Place du Tertre
  • visiting each sexshop in  Pigalle
  • pretending to be interested by the cheap stuff made in China
  • shamefully crashing in an Irish pub for a long beer
  • feeling oversized when trying Lingerie
  • finding treasures at the Paris fleamarkets
  • browsing at the Marche aux Puces St Ouen
  • having lunch at Chez Louisettelistening to Edith Piaf’s renditions
  • strolling at Pere Pere Lachaise cemetry and reading epitaphs
  • and the crowd of Porte de Clignancourt
  • taking short Metro rides
  • walking the steep steps of  Montmartre
  • the shop windows of Printemps and Galeries Lafayette
  • shopping at Sephora with Deborah on Champs Elysees
  • enjoying the best confections, like macarons Daloyau
  • wrapped in exquisite packaging at Lafayette Gourmet
  • standing the crowd of the ‘soldes’
  • visting art galeries and exhibitions
  • listening to stand up comedians and jazz clubs
  • watching the Eiffel tower lit at night from the lawns of Champ de Mars
  • loving all the time spent with Deborah
  • endless days of us trying new ways of French manicures
  • funny stories of  medical practice
  • and the laughter we share as being in Paris
  • running and catching the metro
  • rushing home after a vain hedonisic day shopping at Galeries Lafayette
  • hopping over the crottes on the streets
  • and aching feet from a long day !
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