Our plan today was to return to Les Berges and see what we had missed last night. First, however, we returned to a place we'd seen before near Les Halles. It's the Aurouze exterminating company whose display window has rats captured in the area in the 1920's. The bottom part of the photo is a reflection of the building across the street, but the top part of the photo shows what we came to see.
We were still happy with what we saw at Les Berges. It's a very creatively designed park. There's a huge chalkboard for people to doodle on. When you go under one of the bridges you hear American music piped in from overhead speakers. There were lots of joggers and bicyclists.
The cafes and restrooms are made from maritime packing containers.
It makes so much sense to use the riverside for recreation rather than for auto transportation.
Before returning home we stopped by the shop of the chocolatier Christian Constant for hot chocolate. I was afraid it would be a high end intimidating shop, but that wasn't the case at all. The hot chocolate was very thick and creamy and much more bitter than Americans are accustomed to - but delicious.