And finally…… Part 3 of this European adventure. From Barcelona, we hoped on a plane and flew to Paris. After a few warmer days in Spain, we were back to chilly May in France. We stayed in a really cute hotel, Hotel Atmospheres – and being on the top floor we had our own tiny balcony.
We were staying really close to the Notre Dame, so we walked there right away! We must have come at the right time because we didn’t have to wait in any line – at then as we were leaving one was startng to form again.
That evening for dinner we went back across the river to Le Tournebievre. Once again Google was on target with it’s reviews. Absolutely delicious! For a starter I ordered buratta, because well by this point along the trip I was obsessed with it. It came fresh and smoked… don’t worry I shared some with C after coudn’t eat anymore.
To say this museum is overwhelming with the number of piece it houses would be an understatement. I’m just happy we went to the Renaissance secton first. I snapped a quck picture of the Mona Lisa, which somewhat underwhelming in size and then almost missed the Caravaggio – my favorite Ren artist. Another recent installation I can’t seem to remember the name of or artist reminds me of the sayng we are all just dust of the stars.
For a main I opted for a trufle ravioli, which would have been great if it wasn’t so overpowering with trufle. C ordered Lamb Sweet Bread which tured out to be really good.
The next day we headed over to the Musee de l’ Orangerie. The sun managed to poke out for just a moment.
The lower level held the rest of the art dealer’s collections with works by Renoir, Manet, and Picasso to name drop a few.
For the remainder of the morning, we walked over to the Eiffel Tower to get our “Yes I was in Paris” photos. It was really chilly that day, so we snapped a few then hurried on our way to find lunch and get C some pants instead of shorts.
For our last evening in Paris we wandered down a random stree and found it lined with shops for bakery, wine, cheese, and chocolate. Needless to say, we bought a few things. Then found a well reviewed restaurant – Lilane for dinner. I actually listened to my brain and ordered one main and a dessert to share. Lion’s fish over whipped roots vegetables (or at least that is the translation from French) and poached apple with home made ice cream. Another tasty meal. 🙂
The next morning we found our way to a nearby cafe since flights didnt leave until early afternoon. The decision was made for savory crepes and tasty beverages.
Until next time Europe!