After a nice long sleep, Chris and I took Paris’ excellent Metro down to the Louvre, from which we walked over to the Rodin Museum. Luckily, the rain from the previous day had cleared up and it was gorgeous and sunny, which made the walk through the Tuileries Garden especially pleasant.
The Rodin Museum is a special favorite of Chris’, so it was nice to spend some time wandering among all the incredible sculptures. The gardens around the museum are also amazing – full of these huge, stunning roses in every color imaginable.
There were also some good pieces of art, too. 😉
After the Rodin Museum, we had lunch at a cute little bistro nearby, where we ate some type of white fish in a delicious buttery mustard sauce.
After lunch, we walked to the Eiffel Tower and relaxed on the green for a bit before taking a Seine River tour.
After our tour, we went back to the hotel to rest and change, then went out for our fancy Parisian dinner. We went to a place called Au Bourguignon du Marais, which was fantastic. We had: an egg poached in a bacon-wine sauce, beef carpaccio (served with arugula, mushrooms, artichokes and parmesan), beef tartare, plenty of bread, and of course, wine. For dessert, we had profiteroles and millefeuille (a pastry made from filo dough with strawberries and cream layered inside). Everything was excellent, and the atmosphere was really fun. Our waitress was also adorable and incredibly friendly, something you don’t get very often from French servers.
After dinner, we walked over to Notre Dame. So beautiful.