Paris, The Tourist Route
First and foremost, NETT HAS ARRIVED!!!! It has been less than 24hrs since she did, but it’s already been great!
Just before arrivée de la Nett, we had a nice coffee with the girls in a cool little cafe. Post arrivée de la Nett, we had a nice coffee with Nett in a cool little cafe. Flat chat here!
Prior to the arrival of ‘St Lynett’ (as she has never been known by anyone ever) we have been keeping up on the local activities through a really cool website that is all in French called … Que Faire à Paris. It has lots of really cool stuff about what the Parisians are up too. As well as that though we have done some really fun tourist stuff too!
Top of the list is definitely the macaron course.
It was really fun. The chef was really into it and the attention to detail was crazy; boil this to 112’C, let that rest for 4 minutes. It was worth it though, they were so delicious! The chef and our group thought it was pretty funny when I tasted my first one, and I told them it was actually my first one ever, haha.
The catacombs were also pretty crazy cool. They are underground tunnels which were originally sandstone mines, but have been used for a lot of different things since like trenches in the war and tombs. There were that many bones thrown down there that they started to fill up, so they sent slaves down to sort them and now they are all stacked along the tunnels. They are freaky! Very surreal!
Clare absolutely loved the Shakespeare and Company book shop near the Notre Damme. It was pretty cool. Had a library upstairs and everything where you could sit and gaze at the old church!
Sunday was definitely my favourite day in Paris! The forecast was warm and sunny and it did not disappoint! After a great sleep thanks to Heidi’s amazing roast dinner on our bellies we hit the market in the morning and collected a small truckload of food, then the girls met us at our place and we rode down the Promonade de Plantée to a massive park, Bois de Vincennes where we lay in the sun for literally 6 hours. Had to head home eventually, but it took some effort to lift ourselves from the warm grass! Magic.
Nett hasn’t been here long but we’ve already seen a bit. Last night we checked out the Sacre Cour by night!! Unreal view and inspite of the 30 indians selling beers straight from their boxes and 15 africans selling mini eiffel towers and assorted glowing crap, we had a lovely night.
This morning we dropped in on the Notre Dame. Then hit the Shakespeare and Company book store again, where Nett shared this little gem with me. The first two sentences were a golden spot of humour from the 1700’s litterally! Very old books. “I was of the opinion that the honest man who married and brought up a large family, did more service than he who continued single and only talked of population. From this motive, I had scarce taken orders a year before I began to think seriously of matrimony, and chose my wife, as she did her wedding-gown, not for a fine glossy surface, but such qualities as would wear well”. haha
Oh yeah, I almost forgot. We bumped into a french model in the park on Sunday too! Very easy on the eye.