Bonjour! It is time for Paris in July! To kick things off, I've been listening to my French music non-stop and I am loving it. Of course, I might love it more, if I had an inkling as to what they were crooning about. Nonetheless, I am enjoying the musical delights of Tiersen. And, to get even more excited about Paris in July, I've watched two lovely films: Le Divorce and Before Sunset. One is a comedy and one is a love story, both are set in Paris, and both are unforgettable.
So, yes, I would most definitely recommend Le Divorce and Before Sunset to everyone. I know that they aren't really French films, but for me they showcase the beauty of Paris quite nicely - the cobblestone streets, Notre Dame, chic Parisians, lovely parks, the Seine River, cool cafes, and the feeling of possibility that the city seems to possess. I found myself wishing I were wandering around the City of Light, wearing an expertly knotted scarf, and taking in the beautiful scenery surrounding me. Plus, the films felt like the perfect way to kick off Paris in July.
And now, I'm off to read something for Paris in July - I'm torn between The Cleaner of Chartres, Gourmet Rhapsody, and The Whole Fromage. Hmm. What do you think?