In Paris two years ago, we made one of the required stops at Notre Dame Cathedral, but I really wanted to walk around behind the church to a little street called Rue Massillon which promised “the scant remnants of medieval Paris on Ile de la Cite…” so said our Walks Through Lost Paris guidebook. I don’t know exactly what “scant remnants” are supposed to look like, but we did come across a charming little doorway to a tea shop around the curve of the street.
Unfortunately, the street was too narrow for me to back up enough to get a clear shot so I have a piece of motorcycle, but the doorway certainly promised magic with its pink colors and stuffed birds. Words on the adjoining window to the right indicated that a tea leaf reader was available if one wished. Flying buttresses, crown of thorns, gargoyles, and a tea leaf reader. All within a stone’s throw of one another in the alleyways of Notre Dame.