After watching the movie “Somethings Gotta Give” starring Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves and Jack Nicholson for the umpteenth time I asked my wife, if the restaurant “Le Grande Colbert,” was, in fact, a real venue? For you hopeless romantics out there, the answer is- YES! We made a reservation in advance on our previous visit to Paris and were excited that we could still get a table at 8:00 pm. We were surprised to meet dozens of other romantics there who wanted to experience the same atmosphere you see in the movie: music, laughter, food, wine, maybe even a cigarette? It was charming! I think we watch these films over and over because we like the way they make us feel. The story is predictable and our feelings are, too! “Honey, if you were writing this story I’d be dead already!” or “Once, again, closure.” My wife’s favorite is “Erica, you are a woman to love!” On our latest visit, during our 40th anniversary (Victoria Day) weekend, we took some pictures of this timeless treasure. Francois was our waiter and this is our story!
Harry Sanborn: “It’s just a walk Erica, not a marriage proposal.”
If you’re nostalgic and just want to see beautiful scenes of Paris to remind you of a fabulous trip, watch the opening of the movie “Paris at Midnight” starring Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams. It’s a Woody Allen film (I’m not a fan) but you get to see Paris in all kinds of weather and all times of the day plus all the wonderful sites.
The first time we stayed in Paris, we stayed right near the Louvre so we could walk to all the sites. It was €200 and was so small that we could barely get in the door with 2 suitcases… but hey… it was great to be so close. Speaking of the Louvre, they offer free admission on the first Saturday of every month from 6 pm to 9:45 pm. That’s plenty of time to see the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and all the beautiful works of art.