Walking through the beautiful Luxembourg a garden with its palace build in 1611 by Marie de Medici was a wonderful way to spend this sunny morning. The scent of manure from the newly planted flowerbeds permeated the air. Catherine sat right down in the gravel path and wanted to do nothing else but sift the little stones through her fingers. She was finally delighted to sit by the water and feed the ducks and gulls her left-over madeleines. Amazingly at the children's playground, Anne ran into a former associate of hers from the Health Department. Now that really made us feel like this is truly a small world.
An accordionist was playing "La Vie en Rose" while we were ordering crèpes from L'Avant Comptoir. Then we walked down the narrow Rue Seguier, Rue Gît-Le-Coeur, and Rue Suger which were reminiscent of Paris in the Middle Ages. At Maison Georges Larnicol, we bought an assortment of kouignettes and marveled at the huge chocolate Easter eggs made to look like they were multi-colored marble.
We happened upon an orchestra conducted by Missa Johnouchi who was named UNESCO Artist for Peace in August 2006 at L'Église St-Germain-des-Prés and were mesmerized by her Asian-style music. The acoustics in the church were amazing and the compositions so beautiful that it was difficult to leave. But we were tempted by a snack of delicious dark chocolate gelato from Grom before we headed home to rest our weary feet.