This time I was determined to change his mind. We rented a studio apartment in the St. Germain area, which was a perfect central base. After dropping our packs off at the apartment we rented, we immediately headed off in search of lunch, which we found nearby at Peres et Filles (Fathers and Daughters). It was loud and cramped - always a good sign. We had the best onion soup of the trip, a duck terrine with pistachios that was wonderful and E had the classic beef bourguignon - he was a happy man!
After lunch a long walk was in order, and there was one place in particular that I hadn't managed to visit during previous trips to Paris
It might look like just another building, but that, my friends, is where Mrs. Julia Child resided during the majority of the time that she lived in Paris. Seeing as I may never have been interested in food (or France for that matter) without Julia, it was only appropriate that I pay tribute to her at her former home. It may sound silly, but just walking down the street and thinking about how these were the same streets she had walked, no doubt lugging huge bags of groceries, it made me feel...connected.
We really didn't do much else while we were in Paris, other than eat and walk! We wanted to visit the Catacombs, but sadly they were closed when we got there. Oh well, that's what next time is for I guess.
For the rest of our stay in Paris, we pretty much spent the days walking and eating...and drinking!
|Quick pit-stop to warm up with an espresso!|
|It was cloudy and gray, but I think that just added to the romanticism...or maybe I just really love Paris.|
|Laduree, obligatory macaron pilgrimage|
|Entrance to the Louvre plaza|