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It was a no-brainer to set my next novel in Paris, a city so rich with culture, history, beauty, tradition, and flare. With a rough outline of the plot already written, I was looking for those je-ne-sais-quoi details to add an extra spark of interest or to twist the plot another notch. What have I found?

More work to be done and the brain is churning.

A door knocker that definitely needs to feature somewhere.

A door knocker that definitely needs to feature somewhere.

 

 

A picture of a Paris fort during the siege

A picture of a Paris fort during the siege

A woman who delivered drinks to soldiers during battle

A woman who delivered drinks to soldiers during battle

A confessional at Eglise Saint Thomas D'Aquin

A confessional at Eglise Saint Thomas D’Aquin

 

A crinoline frame to keep a woman's dress wide and full.

A crinoline frame to keep a woman’s dress wide and full.

 

A little park near Hotel des Invalides.

A little park near Hotel des Invalides.

A replica of a fan shop that existed in the 19th century

A replica of a fan shop that existed in the 19th century

 

along with a tea shop established in 1854.

along with a tea shop established in 1854.