Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Parc de Bagatelle

Paris has been having a warm spell, with temperatures in the high seventies and low eighties.  So today's outing was to another park.  Parc de Bagatelle shares a boundary with the larger Bois du Boulogne.  We decided to take the bus rather than the Métro, and the bus ride was certainly more interesting.  However, it took us an hour to get from Gare du Nord to the Parc while the Métro would have been much faster.  Parc de Bagatelle was a chateau built in the time of Marie Antoinette.  The chateau is still there, but not open to visitors.  However, the gardens are beautiful, and we saw most, but not all of them.

The park is on the far edge of the city and it was quite a hike to the Métro stop when we were done.  We got back to the city at about 5:00, which was too late for lunch and too early for dinner.  So we stopped at an Italian place where I had grilled marinated vegetables and Bill had a Caesar salad.  My meal was more photogenic, so that's the one I'll show you.

After stops for baguette, cheese, and pastries, we returned to our apartment.

Today's cheeses:  Laguiole and Bleu d'Auvergne

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