We took care of a little unfinished business in Belleville today. The Paris tourist guide recommends visiting the Jourdain neighborhood, so we did. It wasn't particularly interesting except for a few buildings with alcoves for statues and an attractive door.
What was interesting in Belleville was our lunch at a restaurant called La Boulangerie. My roast lamb with carrots and fennel was delicious, and so was Bill's squid stuffed with Mediterranean vegetables.
This meal was a little more expensive than our usual lunches, but very enjoyable.
We went to the Balzac Museum, which wasn't all that exciting. A special exhibit on the grisette took up most of the exhibit space and the signs were entirely in French - and not easy to understand French. We did see the desk where Balzac wrote when he lived in this house and some pages he had proofread.
Today was a very good day for patisserie windows. The middle photo is from a shop that specializes in meringues, and we bought a couple of individual sized meringues to take home for dessert.
Here's a photo of the individual-sized meringues.
Today's cheeses: Camembert, Munster fermier, and Salers