Our first full day in Paris began with a unexpected trip to the Apple Store in the fashionable Saint Germain neighborhood, where Miles Davis once romanced actress/singer Juliet Greco and where Linda was now romancing the cash registers at several dress shops. I mistakenly left my MacBook power adapter on the plane, so I needed to get a replacement. Voila! We were in and out of the Pomme Store with a brand new power adapter tout de suite, but the rain downpour made us seek shelter for an early lunch and glass of wine. Our meal of lamb, cheese and ratatouille was lovely, and although the rain wouldn’t stop, the way it made her look made me hope it rained some more (merci, John Sebastian).
Rain On the Roof was a great sixties-era tune. Best French song about the rain? How about this one sung by Jane Berkin with help from the great gypsy/punk band Les Negresses Vertes – La Gadoue.
After lunch, we did some shopping and then onto the Musée d ‘Orsay for their fantastic Portraits of Cézanne exhibit. More on that tomorrow!