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- Gaston climbs the stairs to the Alvarez household. Madame Alvarez is happy to see him and offers him a seat and a cup of tea.
- She compliments his suit coat, saying that it's just like something Honoré used to wear.
- He asks if she has a telephone yet, and she says she won't until "Gigi's old enough to have secrets and admirers."
- Gaston sees that Gigi's not at home, and they discuss Aunt Alicia, who was once quite a society gal and is training Gigi in the ways of elegant women (the correct to eat cold lobster, for example).