After getting off the bus and taking the photo, we walked to the Escarpment near Rue Mouffetard. We'd gotten a late start and were having trouble finding a cafe that was still serving food, so decided to head for a noodle place on Boulevard St. Germain that I was pretty sure served food all day. It started to rain just as we were passing a cafe on rue Descartes that appeared to be still serving, so we ducked in there for lunch. We got the €19 menu which offered 3 courses. We had salads for our first courses. For the main course
I had grilled leg of lamb and Bill had bream Provencale. We were both pleased with our choices.
The desserts were great too. I had profiteroles (small cream puffs filled with ice cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce), while Bill had a chestnut puree with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream.
While we were eating we noticed a tour group and several smaller groups of people inspecting the building next to our cafe and taking photos. Turns out that this was a building where Hemingway had lived for awhile and where the poet Verlaine died.
Today's baguette won first prize in the 2012 contest. We have only 6 more baguettes to try to finish our project.