Paris Walks
 
And if you're off to the City of Light, well be sure to try a Paris Walk or two. Paris Walks is owned and operated by our good friends, Peter and Oriel Caine. They're an English couple. They've lived in Paris for many years. They – and their superb team of Anglo-American guides – do a wonderful series of guided walks (in English) in Paris. Thanks to Eurostar it's so easy to get there now – it's two hours and twenty minutes city centre to city centre. So we go a lot...five, six times a year. And we love their walks – go on two or three of them every time we're there. Indeed, I'm proud to say one of them – their French Resistance walk – was whipped up especially for me (David). It's the Peach Melba, so to speak, of Paris Walks!
 
 
And here's a taster. It's the wonderful, the incomparable, the delightful Peter C. in full flow in front of One-Eyed Kathy's house on his Marais One walk!

And on that note, here are the Paris Walks contact details:
 
Paris Walks
12 passage Meunier
93200 St Denis, France
 
Telephone: (33) 01.48.09.21.40
Fax: (33) 01.42.43.75.51
 
And while I'm at it, here's a Paris restaurant recommendation.  Try Polidor. It's on Rue Monsieur Le Prince. (Incidentally, the San Francisco Bookshop is in the same street - and you can usually pick up a copy of the Paris Walks leaflet there.) Nearest metro is Odeon.

Polidor is very French. It's been doing its thing forever. Wonderfully atmospheric. Red checked tablecloths.Old brass. House red served in bottles that are museum pieces. Very cheap. Very cheerful. It's always open. Packed out with a fun Left Bank crowd: Sorbonne students, arty types, journalists, savvy tourists, etc. And good hearty fare. 
 
And for a chaser? Well, where else? Jean-Paul's et Simone's cafe. Bien sur.