Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A Very French Museum and a Very French Lunch

We've visited Paris 8 or 9 times, so we've already been to the museums we're most interested in:  Musée D'Orsay, Picasso Museum, the Orangerie, and others.  We'd not been to the Pantheon and today was the day we crossed that off the list.  The Pantheon honors, and in some cases holds the bodies or ashes of heroes of France, such as Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Marie Curie, and many many others.  It's full of classic statuary and I'm not a fan of that style.  It's so formal and traditional that the visitor doesn't really get a feel for the actual people that are being honored.

Our lunch though, was much more enjoyable.  We ate at a small restaurant just off Rue Mouffetard, a busy market street popular with both tourists and locals.  My lunch was so French it was almost a cliche.  I had escargots for an appetizer, beef burgundy for my main dish, and creme caramel for dessert.  Bill had grilled sardines.  We were both happy with our choices.

As in past years, we're buying baguettes from the boulangeries which won the Best Baguette in Paris contest.  It's an interesting way to see different areas of the city and guarantees that you'll be buying an exceptionally good baguette.   We're also buying lots of cheese to eat with the bread in the evening.  Lots of walking and lots of fun!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great day! No French fries or French toast? Now THAT would be a cliche!