I was lucky enough to spend a week in Paris in late October. The weather was a bit grey, but warm and dry and the city smelled of the tannin of fall leaves, roasting chestnuts, and hot chocolate. We set out most mornings around 10, and walked our feet off. Lunch options abounded, the problem was usually choosing just one!
Walk a bit with me, if you like:
An ideal lunch even if you are not pursuing a gluten free lifestyle! Mmmm…
Sometimes (often!) in Paris the pastry shops and chocolate shops look like jewelry stores. So pretty… sparkly and yummy!
But sometimes they are more approachable.
I saw things I will never quite understand,
and other things that need no translation!
It was a wonderful week, lots of amazing sights, sounds, tastes… I’d go back in a heartbeat.
We watched the bouquinistes opening their stands. These Seine-side “shops” require an understanding of origami that I do not possess. They magically turn from what look like locked dumpsters into enticing storefronts! Amazing…
I could go on for days (and, well, I did go on for days, actually) but I’ll leave you with this obligatory image:
Oh wait, I meant:
As they say in France, a la prochaine (until next time)!