Nor the smells wafting from every sewer grate. And no, not the crowded streets full of July tourists.
But even in this heat, there is so much to love. A list of my favourite things would be too long for one post, so for now, I'll just show you that I love the way Paris mixes this kind of art
I love the surprises with which it rewards the attentive eye:
For example, if you look closely at the wall above,
And sometimes delights for the eye are also delights for la bouche, a happy coincidence!
We've also been loving the Jardins du Luxembourg and I've scads of photos to show you -- a marvellous exhibit of posters commemorating Chopin.