We hit the ground running in Paris. Looks like we picked the right neighborhood. We're just half a block from the old French market les Halles. We went to a foie gras shop half a block away to get our afternoon snack. We shopped at several of the old guard equipment shops, MORA, Dehlerin and Simon. There is seemingly a bistro or brasserie every three or four shops or some other food store like a great pastry store beautiful displays in the window.