Sebastien and I landed at CDG a few days ago, then took the Metro to our apartment on the Rue Singer in the 16th arrondissement (an apartment I inherited from my grandmother). It was heaven to be home, but Sebastien and I are really "Southern folks," who love Provence and the coast. So, after a few days of exploring Notre-Dame, Sacre Coeur, the Louvre, and other places, and after a full day of browsing at Shakespeare and Co., we're going to rent a car and drive through Provence (by way of Lyon) and then...into Tuscany! We just got our expensive, super duper video camera in time for our trip!
I wrote part of my review of Elizabeth Kostova's The Swan Thieves on the plane and hope to post it soon.