Having had two rather full tourist days whilst dragging round the jet-lag crankiness, I still find Paris marvellously interesting.  Public buildings are decorated tastefully. 

The Metro is efficient.  Historical events shaped the culture they have today – we have agreed we need to read a lot more to sort out all the Louis and the Napoleons, and to determine the real motivation for French art and the revolution.

The food is all good.  I don’t understand why the food is so good.  We wonder if it relates to butter content……..

Today, I get to see Foucault’s original Pendulum!