A Japanese bride poses on the bridge behind Notre Dame, Paris.
Meanwhile, Paris continues to be distracted with rolling transport strikes and numerous protest marches. A crippling strike by 8 of 12 petroleum distribution centers in France and a naval blockade in Marseilles threaten to create flight disruptions into Paris. French President Nicolas Sarkozy refuses to talk with the unions and further strike chaos is expected.
I had a lovely lunch Tuesday with Chris, a blogging friend from California and a laughter-filled dinner tonight with a friend from Washington, D.C. Despite the strikes, we can travel via public transport, although fewer trains mean packed-like-sardines journeys. If you have a trip to Paris scheduled, check with your airline for possible developments, delays or cancellations. Bon chance et bon courage!
Update Oct. 15th: Strikers have blocked the oil pipeline from Le Havre that fuels Paris airports. This is bad news for travelers!