|Space Invaders in Le Marais|
We were initially a bit overwhelmed by the metro system (it is vast!), but preferred walking anyway. By then end of our stay, we had the layout of the city pretty well figured out. The Seine was a big help when trying to get our bearings. But even when we were lost, there was always something to see. We literally found half the famous landmarks of Paris by accident!
(Pro tip: If you cache a map in your iphone-- zoom way in and around anywhere you plan to go-- you can still use it while you travel around town. This helped out so much when we were navigating our way around the city. Seriously, it might have saved our marriage.)
|La Basilique du Sacré Couer de Montmartre|
|Panorama looking down on Paris from Sacré Couer|
|Cimetière de Montmartre|
|A must-have photo in Montmartre for any Amelie fan.|
|La Fine Mousse. Sadly, I forgot to get a picture. This photo is from here.|
Later that night, we made our way up to Le Comptoir Général. This place was pretty rad. We entered through an unassuming alleyway (which we would never have found just by passing by) and discovered a strange lounge/community center/brunch spot/thrift store (for real!). We got fruity mixed drinks and drank them on the patio which was overflowing with tropical plants. It was a great setting for catching up on lost time and a memorable spot that I'd recommend to anyone who is visiting Paris and looking for a quirky place to spend an evening. I hear the brunch is quite good too!
|Waiting in line at L'as du Fallafel|
This may sound funny, but our favorite meal during the entire trip was a falafel from this little spot. It was in Marais and we happened upon it while heading back to our apartment after a long day. Since B and I do not eat much meat, a hearty veggie-filled meal was a welcome change from the meat-heavy menus at many French restaurants. We later realized that both of us had bookmarked it when we first started planning our trip and forgot about it. Seriously, this might be the meal I have missed most since we've returned home. Yummmm.
|Our seriously tiny homebase in Marais|
After a full 4 days, we had a good feel for Paris and were ready to see more of France. We hopped on a train, and headed towards Beaune. But not without saying goodbye to the tiniest apartment I've ever seen.
To be continued...