First Day in Paris
19.06.2016 - 19.06.2016 18 °C
Rain, Rain, Go Away
First Day in Paris
Mary Ann started the day by attending Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral. Such a stunning building with gorgeous sculptures and stained glass. Weird though as there were still tourists allowed into the church while Mass was taking place.
Afterwards, we went to the Bastille. Commemorating the revolution, it’s a well-known landmark.
Behind the Bastille is a huge outdoor marche - market with lots of growers, producers and general sellers of stuff. We bought food for the next few days, for meals that we won’t have to eat out. Musicians & a choir also added to the fantastic atmosphere.
Beautiful, fresh lamb, some herbed sausages, goat cheese that’s so fresh, and lots of vegetables. We were hungry so we had galette complet, buckwheat flour crepes with egg, cheese & ham. Made a delicious brunch. We also bought these beautiful peonies - just a gorgeous fragrance.
We brought home & put away our market treasures, including those gorgeous fresh apricots, then headed out to some thrift stores that Alena found. Kilo Shop sells used clothing by the kilo. We both got skirts and a couple of scarves. Very cool. We also tried Free-P-Star but the store was kinda just a mess. There were a number of the Kilo shops and it seems we checked them all out!
On our way back along Boulevard Saint-Germain, we came upon Patrick Roger - one of the well-known chocolatiers in Paris. We stopped in and bought just a couple of exquisite chocolates - one had lemongrass & mint flavouring the ganache, the other with lemon & basil.! so Wonderful!
Thirsty, we stopped at a neighbourhood cafe for some rose and a serving of Creme Brulee. Loving the rose's from the Provence region of France - so light & fresh!
Yes, there was rain today, but not as bad as yesterday. There are still flood warnings for the Seine. Sheesh!
Mary Ann & Alena