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  • Ullysses

    Paris, Greec, restaurant, 75014, food

    The hot summer in Paris should lead you away from the traditional French cuisine with its cream and butter. At least that is what it does to me. So I ended up with a friend in a Greek restaurant. 'Odyssée'    is located 54 rue Daguerre in the 14th. You know Daguerre, he is one of the inventors of photography along with Niepce also in France and in the UK, Talbot.

    The ambiance for a mid-week day was quite nice. The maitre d' very nonplussed but diligent brought excellent dishes. Fried cod with fried zucchini in garlic sauce for me, a mix of cold starters for my friend. The house red was round, tasty and powerful. Halva for dessert and - of course - Greek coffee.

    All in all a very good experience which I can only recommend.



  • La Bruyle

    b&b, beab and breakfast, photograph, Lot, France

    Let me introduce you to 'La Bruyle'.

    It is a charming guest house located at Colonjac, close to Saint Michel de Bannières, in northern Lot. 

    In 2013, I was there twice to produce photographs which would be used on the future web site.

    Now after quite some text and photograph editing the web site is on line. http://www.labruyle.com/

    Let me tell you that I am rather proud about how the photographs came out.

    I was not there as a paying guest but the way I was treated and my needs were met lead me to believe that a stay at 'La Bruyle' can only be a treat.

    La Bruyle, Lot, chambre, bedroom, photograph, b&b, bed and breakfast, guest house



  • Forgotten vegetable

    food, restaurant, Paris, slow food

    I recently had the pleasure to be introduced to a new (for me) place. This smallish restaurant offers only two main courses every day. So no lengthy menu filled with deep frozen prefab dishes here.

    And they favour forgotten or out of fashion vegetables which I find a very good idea.

    I had a kind of sausage which happened to be very tasty with turnips and green peppers. The combination was just perfect. The picture above does not convey the tastes but just looking at it makes me hungry.

    The red wine on offer (Savoie) was very drinkable. And the dessert simple and in line with the rest.

    Service was friendly but had no time for a chat.

    That was provided by the two very pleasant people I had lunch with...

    I hear that in the evening 'Aux deux amis' turns into a tapas bar. That would be worth a try I am sure.

    food, restaurant, Paris, slow food

  • Tourist Services

    tourist services, disable, Paris, France

    Let me tell you about this organization called Tourist Services. They are located on 31, Rue du Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris.

    They are a non profit oriented travel agency focused on providing services to the disabled, the handicapped and the aged visitors in Paris.

    They can help you organize your stay in Paris, find places equipped, accessible...

    They also have electric vehicles as shown on the photograph for rent.

    And last but not least, they can provide shelter for your luggage while you are on the move in Paris. The have a free of charge store room which you are very welcome to use since French railway stations have stopped providing luggage deposits some years ago.  

    For further details, you can have a look at their web site :  http://www.tourist-services.net/

  • No boundaries

    Brittany, Huelgoat, pub, restaurant, food

    Should you happen to drive through the Western part of Britanny there is one place you should clearly not avoid i.e. Huelgoat which is famous for its rock chaos and for its lake. Located in the center of Arrée mounts (South of Roscoff where the ferry from Plymouth calls) the small town boasts a few restaurants and shops.

      Most noticeable are a Mexican + Columbian restaurant and also just next door ' le Brittany Pub'. This last place is a paradox. The name first, the fact that the food is 80 p.c. English but the beers on draught mainly from North France. I can warmly recommend the dark beer the serve, it is excellent. The food is quite palatable and the waitress (a young local woman) is charming and helpful.