Published: November 8th 2011October 16th 2011
The last few days in Paris we spent mostly wandering the city and revisiting some of our favorite spots. Since we'd already been here twice and did all of the "mandatory" touristy stuff, we figured we could take it easy this trip.
A few highlights of our last few days there:
-Walking around Les Halles and the Pompidou
-Getting (and drawing in) really amazing sketchbooks from Charvin, a cool art store from 1830!!
-Walking through the bustling Richard Lenoir market. Sadly the amusing juggler/street performer was not there. He balances a goldfish bowl on his head while juggling to music!
-Visiting our old apartment on Rue Rosier
-Trying different cheeses (I found out I love Beaufort)
-Exploring the back side of Montmartre and stumbling upon an excellent bistro there, Au Relais. Matt's roasted duck salad was amazing. A Russian tourist next to him asked what he ordered and when the waitress brought him his own, he chowed down and said "mmmm" every 3 seconds.
-Blowing way too much money at Bon Marche... I thought it would be cheap but it was more Neiman Marcus than Macy's.
-Chez Janou chocolate mousse... The waitress brings you a huge bowl of freshly
Beautiful day in Paris
in the square across from the pompidou
made chocolate mouse with a large spoon. You ladle your portion onto your own plate, and she takes the bowl away. It was the best chocolate mousse I've ever had... rich and creamy, dark chocolate that wasn't too sweet. Perfection.
-Buying some Voges extra-thin menthol cigarettes, and finding out after purchasing them that their huge warning label on the front also featured a gag-inducing nasty picture of a fat man with a huge inflamed red boil/tumor like protrusion on his neck. EWWW.
Matt surprised me in the mornings with breakfast in bed - a pepito (delicious flaky croissant-like pastry filled with a thick custard and tiny chocolate chips), yogurts, fruits, and an arrangement of wonderful purple flowers (my favorite color!) I was feeling under the weather while in Paris with a nasty cough, so he even brought me some honey-flavored cough medicine from the local Pharmacie. It was all-natural and homeopathic, but in a couple days, sure enough my cough was history.
Au Revoir Paris!
Onwards to Nice!
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