Saturday, October 31, 2009

Paris, France

The first thing I saw when I stepped off the train in Paris was a 60ish year old man with smooth grey hair and thick glasses. He was wearing a 3 piece, navy suit with a grand, floor length grey cape and walking a tiny dog. Oh Paris indeed!

Two days in Paris is definitely not enough time, but this is what we did.
-Ate a delicious 3 course lunch in a boutique restaurant (Cheese, fish, rhubarb), with tiny grey Frenchies drinking tiny coffees.
-Went to Notre Dame.

-Went to the Centre Pompidou (modern art gallery). It was huge and exhausting and I saw some Man Ray 1930's porn, feminist work and Picasso. It is also where I had my Carrie Bradshaw moment and got my first glimpse of the Eiffel Tower.

-The metro was metro-y.

-There is an incomprehensible amount of buskers.

- I sussed out the vintage shop I wanted to visited but didn't find anything amazing, which was very good for my wallet.
- We had a ridiculously amazing meal where I tried snails, sausage, duck and raspberry dessert.
- Had wine in a squashed pub.

- Ate fromage quiche and custardy treats for breakfast.

- Hired bikes and zipped around to the Eiffel Tower and Louvre. Did not go up or in either one, but saw a complete engagement proposal in front of the Eiffel Tower which was cliche yet cute.

- Went up to Sacra Coeur, a church so beautiful that if I ever was to pray I would probably pray there. We wanted to drink beer and watch the sunset on the front steps but it was so foggy and cold that it wasn't worth it. Lots of buskers here too, but soccer ball man was awesome.

- In Montmarte, we drank wine and ate cheese under heaters and watched gorgeous trick or treaters and Parisian nutters walk by.
- We ate another ridiculous meal where I had goats cheese salad and rack of lamb and then the waiter told me I reminded him of Amelie Poulain and this has made me eternally happy.

NB: Delicious wine was had at all times.

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