Monday, October 26, 2015

A Day at the Opera

After we bought our train ticket for a Friday day trip to Rouen, we took a tour of the old opera house.  It's over the top ornate, both inside and out.  It was built during the reign of Napoleon III and apparently the budget was unlimited.  My favorite part though, was the Chagall ceiling which was installed in 1964.

We had another splurge lunch, at le Comptoir du Relais, a very tiny but popular restaurant.  I had roast pork served with lentils while Bill had tuna with chestnuts.  We were both very happy with our meals.  We shared a dessert of baba au rum, which had a little too much rum for my taste.

We finished off the day with a stroll through the Luxembourg Gardens, a beautiful park not far from the Latin Quarter.

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