Friday, August 16, 2013

Paris Day VIII

Playing: Finding Something To Do-Hellogoodbye
Reading: Crown Jewels of Europe by Prince Michael of Greece
For breakfast, I went back to Ladurée with my family to get Le Pain Perdu Tiède Ladurée again because it was that good, only this time I ordered some chantilly cream with it. Instead of hot chocolate, I ordered Le Mélange Spécial Ladurée Thè, which I can't remember much about other than that it was enjoyable enough for my brother and I to finish off the pot of tea.
Since I witnessed The Glory of Water opening party, I decided to go back and check the exhibit after breakfast. The exhibit itself was only there for 10 days and was a collection of Karl Lagerfeld's photographs of various fountains that Fendi had helped pay to restore in Rome. I was able to to grab a booklet with the photos in it along with a sketch from Karl.
For the last two days of my trip, I injured my knee from tromping around in my heels across cobble stone, so I didn't visit as many sites as the previous days. Le Jardin des Plantes was a lovely place to walk around in and one of the stops for the Batobus, so getting there was really easy. Quite a few groups of people were there having picnics or playing soccer there.
After exploring the area for awhile, we hopped back onto the Batobus for lunch and headed to Le Marais, which is definitely an area I want to explore more next time I'm in Paris. Before leaving Paris, I wanted to try a Croque Madame and Feria Café offered a tasty option, where fortunately, the yolk was still runny.
We visited the Carnavalet Museum before stopping at Amorino for gelato to bring to Le Place des Vosges, which is the oldest planned square in Paris. It apparently hosted some jousting competitions and is right by Victor Hugo's home. As for the gelato, I got the speculoos and straciatella. The gelato there was very good and if you get the gelato in a cone, it's sculpted to look like a flower
My brother knows that I'm a huge fan of the movie, Moulin Rouge, so he purchased tickets ahead of time for our parents and us to go see one of the live shows. Each party was served a bottle of champagne and the show has tons of dancers, animals, and costumes, so I understand where the money from my (very expensive) ticket went. However, I couldn't help but feel a tad disappointed in the show. Moulin Rouge was cheesy and I expected that, but there was nothing that differentiated itself from being a Las Vegas show. 


  1. aww how fun!! yummms.. i love croque madame's.. runny egg yolk makes everything better.. and i'm obsessed w/ amorino's specaloo's! that's so nice of your brother i've always wanted to see moulin rouge!

  2. I have never seen Moulin Rouge... too bad it wasn't better than a Los Vegas show :(

  3. I have had a couple of trips to Paris recently. I love the city. I read all of your days in Paris. It was like being there. Thanks for sharing your trip.

  4. I had dinner at Laduree and it was touristy-crowded, but the food was good. And of course I walked out of there with macarons!

  5. You should have chosen the cone
    in flower shapppeeee!
    And I hope your knee is okay
    now! The lunch looks YUM!

  6. God, not only the sights, the food too is amazing in Paris it seems.

  7. Nice blog! Would you like follow each other?

  8. Lisa-You should go one day and let me know if the dinner food is any good. I'm guessing it's alright mass produced food, but who knows?

    Launna-I actually have not seen a Las Vegas show, so we're going on by my brother's word that it was the same. There wasn't anything distinctly French about it though.

    Betty Taylor-You've gone more than once? Lucky! I would love to go back soon.

    Lisa-respect the shoes-I was thinking of getting dinner there, but it was so expensive. :o

    Ice Pandora-Thanks! My knee is back to normal now. I kind of regret not getting the flower now, but there's always next time, right? :D

    Cecilette-Paris is undeniably a wonderful place to be. The people, sights, and food are all great.

    Claudina-Thank you!

  9. I'm so jealous of everywhere you've been, it looks like a great trip!

    x karen

  10. stunning post!

  11. Looks like a lovely trip
    thanks for sharing the Pictures with us

    want to follow each other? i will defiently follow back

    my blog:

  12. It looks like you are having such an amazing time :) The food looks delicious!

  13. thechicdamned-It was wonderful to get a chance to visit Paris.

    Anita-Thank you!

    Amely Rose-No problem and it was amazing!

    Natasha Gregson-The food in Paris was SO good!

  14. u made the good choice with Ladurée !

  15. La Noura-I know! They were so good!

  16. I think that was sweet of your brother to buy those tickets for you and your family =) Did you do any day trips from Paris? That's one thing I regret not doing, but that also gives me a reason to go back haha besides wanting to enjoy the atmosphere there and the delicious macarons! My bf was obsessed with Laduree's french toast too!


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