|Gargoyles on the belfry of the church of St. Severin|
It only takes an hour and a half to cover the 163 miles between Dijon and Paris, and the speed is almost dizzying. The rain caught up with us briefly, streaking the windows with water, but soon we left it behind. We made it to our Paris apartment in time for an evening stroll and an early dinner.
|The two garret windows at center are ours|
If you crane your neck, you can see the top of the Eiffel Tower from one window, and from the other the towers of Notre Dame.
|Notre Dame's towers, on the right|
The restaurants here are all geared to the tourist crowd, with menus in English, serving popular French dishes like soupe a l'ognion or "authentic" Savoyard fondue. We'll be wandering further afield for our fare, but in the meantime, there's nothing wrong with a glass of cheap rose and a dish of peanuts as we people-watch.