|Everything looked delicious|
We found the store but they only had two and we needed three. So off again, still down St. Dom, to the SCNF boutique to get our train tickets to Vernon (for Monet’s gardens at Giverny). Longish wait for an agent as we made the mistake of getting there at lunch time. Half hour or so later, tickets in hand, we still need a Navigo for hubby and our Museum Passes. Decided to go to the nearest Metro station, Invalides, and got it there. Took the metro one stop and go our Museum Passes on Ave. de la Motte Piquet at a Tabac. I know there’s probably an easier way to do all of this but I couldn’t figure it out!
|St. Pierre du Gros Cailou; didn't go inside|
With our Navigo’s in hand, we boarded the Bus 69 to the Bastille stop and started our wander of the Marais from there. This bus worked out very well and was sincerely the only one we kinda understood. I told hubby that next time, we need to figure out the bus system since buses are so accessible and riding them is much nicer than walking through the Metro stations.
|The Bastille; busy traffic circle with a tremendous past!|
|Enjoying the sunshine at Place des Vogues|
|Niece would like this carriage for her wedding|
|Lots of people wandering around the Marais|
|Entertaining the crowds at the Pompadou|
|Hotel du Ville: has to be the prettiest city hall in the world!|
|BHV, great place to shop if you don't have a budget|
|Cute baby duckling at the Quai du Branly Museum across from the apartment|
Dinner that night was at Le Reminet. I reserved using thefork.com and had the 40% off special. It was lovely. The food was delicious, the service very good, and was overall an enjoyable experience (and a good deal with the discount). The sun set around 10pm so we walked over to Notre Dame for the night time views. It was a very cold evening, especially to two underdressed southern women! We grabbed the RER at St. Michel Notre Dame and went two stops before it was shut down for the night--we were told to get off by two guards with a muzzled German Sheppard dog in tow!
We walked back to the apartment and crashed, catching the 11pm ET sparkle show in the process—so pretty… So wonderful to be in Paris