Today rather than choose a neighborhood and look for a place to eat in that area, we chose a specific place listed in our guide book as a "traditional bistro," Le Pure Café. It's very picturesque on the outside and a bit shabby on the inside. Bill had a vegetable quiche which came with fries and salad. I had hanger steak, which also came with fries and salad. It was a very satisfying meal.
This restaurant is on the east side of the city, and we were feeling well enough to walk to the Marais to visit one of our favorite candy shops. On the way we passed by Hôtel de Sully, which was actually built as a private residence in the early 1600's. It's quite impressive.