Friday, October 7, 2016

Au Revoir, Paris!

We went for breakfast on our last Parisian morning.  This time, I didn't get a croissant.  I got this most amazing almond and honey thing.  I don't know what it's called.  It was FABULOUS.  And since it wasn't in the dessert case, but in with the croissants, that means it's for breakfast.  Yes.

We went to the "famous" Boulangerie Julien, a bakery that is supposed to be the best!!  It was.  Brad's croissant was excellent and he also had a chocolate croissant that was literally like air, with some bread and chocolate in it.  We got the cheap coffee from McDonald's and sat inside because it was pretty darn chilly today!!! We only had a few hours before we needed to be out of the apartment.  We took a walk over toward Notre Dame again.

We are getting good at finding our way around now!  And we feel SO dumb about ever having taken the train to get to ND or the Louvre.  Both are about a 10 minute walk.  Duh!  Oh well.  We had a nice walk and went past the Hotel de Ville, which is the city hall.  It is incredible!

We drove by this on the tour bus, and it seemed so far from home.  Turns out it's about 5 min away on foot!

So we had no idea what the Hotel de Ville is.  We thought it might be a museum.  Some people were coming out, so we went in.  The cops stopped us and asked us what we were doing.  I'm like, uh, we just want to look around.  He said "no you big dummy" or something like that.  hahaha

It's just a few more minutes over to Notre Dame and the Seine.  Brad wanted to spend some more time in Notre Dame, and who am I to argue?

On the way...

It's really beautiful and peaceful in there.  It's huge, too.  And there are so many people in there all the time.  You can go up on top of it as well, there was always a huge line for that.  And I would never make it up there!  #chicken

We walked into the garden behind the cathedral.

I wish pictures could do it justice!  It's so much more incredible in person.

This doesn't look like ND, but it's pretty.  haha who knows?
We walked along the Seine for awhile.

This dog walker had so many big dogs!


Notice these steps lead nowhere....

These cool pods were down by the river.  They had something to do with the 2024 Paralympics.  Lots of info inside.  (In French.  haha)

It was c-c-c-cold today!  I think it was 44*.  A bit chilly.

A dude on a bridge.  He was HUGE.
So...we needed to head back to finish packing.  So sad!  We really loved the little apartment.  The location was excellent and it had everything we needed!  And SO much cheaper than a hotel!

We took our suitcases and stopped at the same "famous" bakery to get some lunch.  There was a long line, it's very popular!  And wow, the stuff they have in there...

We got some stuff for our last meal in Paris, and ate by our fountain.  Wish we had seen it working!

I don't know what they call this.  It was a flat bread type of thing, with cheese and bacon.  Or ham.  It was so good!

Brad had "hot dog." LOL, Paris!  Way to fancy up a hot dog!  It was a baguette with hot dogs on it, covered with a béchamel sauce and then cheese melted on top.  
We walked over to the Metro station to get to the train station.  The ticket machine was broken.  Ugh. This is me waiting down there while Brad went up to see where we could get tickets.

Train ride home was uneventful, which is good!  I fell asleep very quickly.  So tired! We arrived in Frankfurt a few hours later and Udo and Karen picked us up.  We went to a local restaurant/brewery for dinner.  This is the big brew thingy in the window.  The guy who works there was photobombing this by jumping up and down and waving his arms.  LOL

These were cheese noodles.  More like ravioli with a soft herb cheese inside.  And with a great sauce and bacon or something!

The inside...
I had this beautiful salad.  It had bacon, full strips, and a few of these dumplings on it.  SO good!

This dish was pork with tomatoes and cheese

This was veal with Rösti (kinda like fried hash brown patties) and covered in gravy.
We came back to their house.  It was the first time we have stayed here, they moved since our last visit. It's a great house!  We stayed up way too late talking and laughing.  We slept SO good!!

Great day!

No comments:

Post a Comment