Here's the front of Balzac's house - now a museum. As you see, he lived close to the Eiffel Tower. The house is built into a hill and the back door is at least one story below this front portion of the house.
Our lunch was at an Alsatian restaurant, Le Relais d'Alsace near Les Halles, the former food market area of Paris. We all had flammekeuche, a sort of German pizza with cheese and bacon or ham. The crust is very thin, like matzo. We'd had it before and thought Janet and John might enjoy it. They did.
Several of us had dessert and they were scrumptious. In the photo are a chocolate mousse and a chocolate cake with a liquid caramel center in a creme anglaise sauce topped with ice cream. Not shown is a cafe gouurmand, a tiny cup of coffee served with small portions of 4 different desserts. It was a very successful farewell lunch.