the beach in Etretat
the stones on the beach are brutal to walk on with shoes on, I can't imagine barefoot.
We rented a car from ADA for 99 euro for two days. I think that is a great price. We drove to Fécamp and found a nice hotel just off the beach called the hotel Angleterre and then drove to Etretat to watch the sun set.
Back in Fécamp we had an aperatif at the English pub in our hotel and then wanted to go eat some seafood but the bartender reccomended us a place called La Grillade. He said that there was no fresh seafood because the weather had been real stormy and none of the fishermen had gone out all week.
We went to the Grillade a cute little place with a fireplace that they really used to grill the steak. We had a côte de boeuf.
The meat was exquisite, just melted in your mouth.
The only thing about the restaurant that was not nice was this awful blinking sign outside the window. So the person at the table facing the fireplace had a great vision all evening but the other facing the window got hipnotized by this green blinking sign. We only spent 80 euro for the whole meal.
Sunday was a day in the family and then sunday night I drove all the way back into Paris in the pouring rain. We didn't get in until after 1 am so waking up to take the rental car back before 9 was very hard.
Yesterday I got to see a galerist from Nantucket the http://www.southwharfgallery.com with whom I've worked. The funny thing is that I met her in Florence over ten years ago and now she comes to Paris on vacation instead of Florence.
Today I'm off to the atelier to finish the details of the floating loft.