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Published: July 27th 2016
Stone and stained glass. No glitz. Beautiful.
The morning service on Sunday at Notre Dame was warm and welcoming. Although completely in French, some could be understood well enough. During the service, a beautiful-hearted young novice spoke eloquently and passionately, encouraging hope and faith over fear in the light of the tragedies in France and other parts of Europe. Moving.
A leisurely coffee was enjoyed quietly at a nearby café while we watched families pass by. Some had attended church, others looked as though they were heading out for lunch. The market hall (Les Halles) had been transformed into a vibrant Brunch area…bookings essential!
Nevertheless, Villa Pernot’s Sunday’s lunch was of a rather good standard!
But then there was our long French lunch on Monday (Lundi). We hosted Robert and Jenny, who are friends of Lyn and Neville. Aperitifs, which included Sablés au Chèvre et au Romarin baked by Jan, were followed by Madame Soufflé’s now signature dish…Soufflé au Fromage…ably assisted by Mabel who beat the 9 egg whites (Jenny and Jan helped a tiny bit with the whisking). The dégustation déjeuner was completed with Neville’s scrumptious Summer Pudding, made with the freshest red currants and raspberries from the
The Jacquemart atop Notre Dame
This was installed by Philippe of Burgundy in 1383. There is a gorgeous story about this Jacquemart...In the 17th century, people joked about his bachelor status, so in 1651 a companion was added, Jacqueline. A little Jacquelinet was added in 1714, followed by his sister, Jacquelinette, in 1884.
market, and served with crème fraîche, of course!
No cooking at Villa Pernot on Tuesday (Mardi)…we dined at La Dolce Vita and enjoyed a change of flavours. Italian!
We pray for France.
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