Alexander and I are in Paris for the weekend to see the sights.  It’s cranked up about ten degrees since yesterday and Paris will stay very hot until it’s time for us to go back home on Sunday.

This is the first time I’ve used airbnb to book accommodation. I’m pretty pleased with it. The studio flat we’re in is in the 7th Arrondissement of Paris and close to most of the tourist bits. It also has some reasonable amenities nearby, there’s a typical Paris cafe over the road, and round the corner from that are a couple of places you can buy bread, fruit and other groceries. So we’ll not starve this weekend, and with luck we’ll get some proper French food while we are in Paris.

Here’s the view from the window.


The dome just left of centre is the top of Les Invalides, Napoleon Bonaparte lies in his oversized sepulchre underneath it. To its left there is the Montparnasse tower, which is a more modern monument!

If you crank round the other way then you get this too.

View of Paris from a studio in the 7th Arondissment,

The studio is a pretty authentic Parisien experience. Up on the 7th floor of an apartment block which is lovely and cool when you get into it, although the studio itself is rather warm.

Anyway we’ve got some sightseeing to do. Paris calls…