Babies, not Beer, in La Place Des Vosges

I may have mentioned before, but walking around Paris you will realize that Parisians are unforgivably, unashamedly (and if you ask me, completely tastelessly) in love with their dogs.

So much so, in fact, that restaurants are more likely to have dog bowls than high chairs available for their preferred half-sized patrons.

We’ve seen this trend everywhere. Things that are politely stifled in America – dogs in restaurants, bosoms in public,  displays of affection in church, unsolicited opinions anywhere – these things are the culture of France.

And babies in any given situation just aren’t part of that culture. Kids go to school, le parc, or are at home. Period.

Imagine my surprise when my church group was at Place des Vosges and the French parc ranger approached our group and said “You know beers aren’t allowed. We’re closing. Cute baby.”

Wait- beer ISN’T allowed but BABIES ARE?!?

The Place will get even more beautiful as the trees bloom.

The Place will get even more beautiful as the trees bloom.

What are they smelling?

What are they smelling?

Beautiful Kerri and Devon.

Beautiful Kerri and Devon.

Two beautiful ladies.

Two beautiful ladies.

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Nom nom pudding.

Nom nom pudding.

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Pensive Josiah.

Pensive Josiah.

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You look funny! No you look funny!

You look funny! No you look funny!

Listen Dad, gimme the Kindle and no one gets hurt.

Listen Dad, gimme the Kindle and no one gets hurt.

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Wine at church. That's how we roll.

Wine at church. That’s how we roll.

Josiah and Tarani.

Josiah and Tarani.

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Harpist in les arcades de la place des vosges

Place des Vosges in the 4th.

Harpist in les arcades de la place des vosges

Harpist in les arcades de la place des vosges

It was a beautiful day. With beautiful babies, delicious beer, and I sure, a few dogs.

À la prochaine…

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