“PARIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA”
The next best thing to travelling, they say, is reading about it. As you get older this becomes truer. I always have at least one book on the go and for me this is my “Paris Season”. It was brought about by my finding a journal I wrote in 1959 describing my first visit to that glorious city. Our cheap little hotel was next to the Sorbonne University and close to the Latin Quarter, with its cafés, restaurants, jazz clubs and places of entertainments. Our cash was limited, so we looked out for inexpensive places to eat. We soon found good food at good prices. “Look out for priests eating in a restaurant”, people said. “Look out for bicycles outside”, was another hint. Only on our first evening meal at a main street brasserie were we disappointed.
This was our first lunch at a small restaurant in a side street just off the Champs Elysée, to which we’d travelled by bus: