If you're planning a trip to Paris in September or October, be forewarned: it may prove difficult to book a hotel room or apartment. France is hosting the Rugby World Cup 2007, which begins September 7th in Paris and continues through October 20th. During this time, practically every hotel room in Paris will be booked and any free ones may be priced exhorbitantly. Some international organisations have rescheduled meetings originally planned for September, because of the lack of available hotel rooms. So plan ahead and book now!
A hairline crack runs through the lid of this 18th-century pichet at the Foire aux Antiquaires at Place Saint Sulpice, Paris. But I think the pichet's exquisite detail is admirable, despite the damage it's sustained in the last 200 years.
I found these creamware dessert or salad plates from the 1930s at Agape. The plate for June features the Longchamp flat race course, including its distinctive windmill. Longchamp is directly across the street from our apartment.