|At the Hotel de Ville the free manege was put to good use|
The rue de Rivoli was not very busy and it was a pleasant stroll to the Hotel de Sully and the Place des Vosges. We picked up a quiche and ate it sitting on a bench in the sun. There were a great number of sparrows in the vegetation in the Hotel de Sully and it looked as if the bushes were in a wind.
|sun bathing at the Hotel de Sully|
|The Htel de Sully exhibits some movement in the building|
|A wonderful display of seafood near the Bastille|
The Bastille was busy and the Christmas funfair was in full swing.
The Ile de Saint-Louis was quite busy but the crowds at Notre Dame were very heavy indeed - the heaviest we have seen in Paris on this trip. We were not encouraged to linger and caught the metro back to Villiers. Some grocery shopping was in order and we managed to score a barbecued poulet fermier and roast potatoes at our favorite butcher. One surprise was that Nicolas, the local wine merchant, did not have Izarra (either yellow or green). This will become a cause celebre.