Friday, October 16, 2015

A Foodie Mecca

Today we both got out of the apartment but just for a short time.  Neither one of us is feeling great, and the damp cool weather here in Paris doesn't help.

After lunch we set out to find G. Detou.  On the way there we passed Tour Jean sans Peur (Fearless John's Tower), a medieval remnant.  As you can see, it's not very tall, maybe three stories.  Fearless John got his name because he ordered the assassination of his cousin, who was also the brother of King Charles VI.  Fearing reprisals, he had the tower constructed as a nighttime refuge.  I know this doesn't make sense, but, hey, it was the Middle Ages and logic was not anyone's strong suit. You can visit this tower, but although we've passed by it several times, so far we haven't taken the tour.

Who knew there were this many kinds of sardines?
G. Detou is a food store that specializes in baking ingredients.  It's name is a pun, sounding like the French for "I have it all."  In addition to baking ingredients, it has a great selection of sardines, mustards, and other food items. It was a fun stop, and we may be making a return trip later in our stay.


  1. get better quick! we miss the updates and food!

  2. Me too. I'm thinking tomorrow we may be able to get out again.

  3. I get the impression that France may not be the best place to roam if you're really nauseous.

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