{An Afternoon in Paris: Pic Tour}


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An afternoon in Paris.

A spring afternoon, in Paris.

A spring afternoon, in Paris before heading south to taste wine in Bourgogne and Provence. That’s the ticket.

We spent some glorious time meandering, arm-in-arm around the city of love and light. A feeling persists: that of time spent at the start of a trip. Time spent in a moment that hatches the whole of travel pleasure. Knowing that the next weeks hold new treasures: fantastic hotels, dream meals, world-class wine, lots of conversations en français. The canal-side drives, the where-are-our-coins tolls into Monaco, the cellar chats and the sun-seeped rosé hours.

It’s all ahead, it’s all assured and waiting. This started, for me, on an afternoon in Paris.

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Our view of Jardin des Tuileries from the sweet Hotel Brighton on Rue de Rivoli.
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The lobby of the Hotel Brighton.
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The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel near the Louvre.
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The River Seine.
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As seen through the trees…
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Un café at Bistrot le Champ de Mars.
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Bistrot Le Champ de Mars.
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One of those arm-in-arm, kiss-your-husband strolls.
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A not-quite-a-nap moment. Le Jardin des Tuileries .
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Les Domaniers Ott Cotes de Provence Rosé served at Café des Abattoirs.
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Bonsoir, from Paris.
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