Breakfast and Sweets

We managed to go over the top with breakfast at a really beautiful place near the Louvre: breads and pastries, eggs (poached and scrambled) with fixings, yogurt with homemade mueslix, fresh squeezed orange juice, piping hot coffee, more pastries… AMAZING. The place is Claus – La Table du Petit-Déjeuner. Not inexpensive but a real treat!

Then Sweet Baby G and I went strolling to find ourselves in a fancy pants chocolate shop. They also had those pretty cookies… oh, I mean macarons. Gorgeous!

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Happy Hour – Last Night in Paris

One of our favorite “traditions” on the farm is Happy Hour: heavy appetizers and refreshments in lieu of a big meal. We picked up some yummy cheese at a French coop, a baguette, some chips (you can take the boy out of America but…), and a bottle of wine. That, with a sliced up apple, made for a pretty nice happy hour. The only things missing were Luna, Gidget and Buttercup! Can’t wait to see them!

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Luxembourg Gardens

This was also high on Sweet Baby G’s list, and a nice walk from our apartment. The gardens are 1) enormous, and 2) stunning. We strolled, we sat, we napped. If you’re looking for a beautiful place to cool your jets, this is it!

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Afternoon Paris Lunch

After a quasi forced march from Sainte-Chapelle to the Army Museum, we needed some nourishment. We had lunch at a bistro near our apartment, and then rewarded Ron with a gloppy French pastry. Score!

P.S. Sweet Baby G caught me playing paparazzi in the video below…

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Musée de la Armée

Another recommendation we got from Paul of WeGo Tours was the Army Museum. Postponing lunch, we went straight there from the Sainte-Chapelle. We focused on Napoleon’s tomb – an after-the-fact and substantial modification to King Louis XIV’s church. Then we took a look at stuff from the two World Wars, and took a quick look (we were getting hungry) at armor from way back. Very, very cool.

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Sainte-Chapelle

This was a high recommendation of both of our tour guides (Versaille and WeGo Walking tour), and it did not disappoint. Snuggled next the Palace of Justice, this small chapel is loaded with amazing stained glass windows (almost floor to ceiling and wall to wall) as well as stunning floors with inlaid stone. Well worth your time!

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