Subject: Re: April in Paris/ music and dancing
Hi, Sheryl... Go to the rue Mouffetard on Sunday morning... around 11:30 AM. I think it lasts until about 1:00 PM. Take the #63 bus from Saint Germain des Prés to the Latin Quarter, and get off around Maubert Mutality. You can take the rue Monge and cut over to the rue Mouffetard, by way of the rue Daubenton -- turn at the Metro Daubenton. That should take you to around Eglise St. Medard. Walk back up that street, as there's a street market in front of the church and music and dancing on the street. We went last year, and it was wonderful... the performers were dressed in costume. We just kept walking until we heard the music, but I had thought it was around the church. I'm told it's a regular Sunday occurrence, and the audience is encouraged to sing along. Most of the audience seemed to be regulars, as they knew the songs. There's a Pain Quotidien near St. Medard, where you can get breakfast or lunch. There are also a couple of cafés on the Place de Contrescarpe. Also, before you get to the rue Daubenton, from the rue Monge, you should see the Roman ruins, Arènes de Lutèce. We didn't get there last year, but we hope to get there next trip. According to the map, it's right next to the rue Monge. The first couple of maps we bought didn't even have the rue Mouffetard on them, but you can find it on http://www.viamichelin.com

Also, you might want to go to the Galeries Lafayette fashion show... not sure if anyone has mentioned that yet. It's at 11:00 AM on Tuesdays, and it's free...they do a nice job of it. You have to reserve the tickets, but that can be done online. They even give you cookies and cold drinks... it's a nice way to spend an hour, and rest your weary feet:

http://makeashorterlink.com/?A13123E97

Sandy