There was a Spring market just after the Eiffel Tower - the roast peanuts were there. I'm sure the stand with Russian dolls and beautiful little glass animals was the same as the one we once saw at a Christmas market down at St Germain des Près.
Since our last visit, a considerable stretch of the river bank along the Rive Gauche has been pedestrianised and made into a public space. It was still too early in the season for all the eating places to be open - but we enjoyed going onto the pontoons which have been planted like little islands. In the greenhouse on one of them are some information booklets describing the different birds and fish that can be seen.
|musée de quai Branly|
|pont de la Concorde|