Last year, I had a class on French culture that was held between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm. My friend, Janet was meeting me after my class. Janet,who does not speak French, was intent on the fountain and did not notice the gardienne locking the gate at 7:00. When I arrived to meet her, she was locked in the park. Eventually, we caught up with the gardienne and Janet was sternly reprimanded and released.
|A very interesting fountain|
Today, I went to Montparnasse shopping centre. The C&A store is good for buying inexpensive items of clothing, hosiery and accessories. I made a couple of small purchases and left to find a restaurant for lunch. There are many restaurants on Blvd Montparnasse ranging from pizzerias to famous restaurants:La Coupole, Le Dôme and La Closerie des Lilas. I chose a Lebanese restaurant called Noura
I have walked past this restaurant often and did not know that it is the original restaurant of a famous chain of Lebanese eateries. If you want a splurge, they also operate Zyriab on the 9th floor of the Institut du Monde Arabe. I ordered the vegetarian plate which came with hummus, dolmades, tabouli
and some other vegetarian treats. There was freshly baked pita and I had a Lebanese beer. There was more than I could eat for under 20 euros. I ate inside but there is a lovely garden for a sunny day.
The Montparnasse tower does not fit in the neighbourhood at all but last year Monsieur and I went up to view the city. You get a great view on a clear day. It doesn't cost much and there are not usually lineups. In La Cimetière de Montparnasse, you will find the graves of many writers, composers and philosophers. Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Baudelaire, Camille Saint-Saëns are all interred here.
|The tour is very visible.|
|Shirts for 15 euros is a good price|
|All sorts of children's book|