by Ted Welch
VERY lucky with the weather for May Day at the Bastille.
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After that went with a friend to Bofinger, for a more bourgeois experience, but a very reasonable and good menu for 32.
Later in walked De Villepin with three attractive young women, probably his daughter, who is a model, and her friends.