Tuesday, August 16, 2011

French Mademoiselle in Paris: Day 13

Bonjour mes amis!

Today started as almost every day has started here in Rue Montorgueil:
breakfast from Maison Collet.
Their croissants are perfection ♥.

Today I did something a little different though; instead of ordering a croissant
'naturel', I bought a croissant 'beurre'.
Yes, butter. As if croissant don't have enough butter already.

And as if I haven't eaten enough croissants these past two weeks.
Oscar Wilde's quote "everything in moderation, including moderation" doesn't
really apply here in Paris. Well, for me it doesn't.

Enfin, my brother joined me today.
This is his first trip to Paris so I took him to all of the popular sites.
Starting with the iron lady, la Tour Eiffel:

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

We walked across the Pont Alexandre III.
One of the best views of the city in my opinion.
I took this picture 2 years ago from the bridge:

Pont Alexandre III

Walked by the Grand & Petit Palais.

Grand Palais

Petit Palais

Petit Palais

And then headed to the Arc de Triomphe.
It was so hot, we felt like we triumphed the Champs-Élysées when we got to the Arc.

Arc de Triomphe

Then we took the even-hotter metro to Le Louvre, wanting to go in, but it
was closed because today is mardi.


We then decided to take a stroll through les Jardins des Tuileries and enjoy the fair.

After dinner, I took my brother to drool browse the pastry counter at my local favorite
boulangerie - pâtisserie, Maison Collet.
We picked a millefeuille and an éclair chocolat for dessert.

Pâtisserie Maison Collet

That's it for now.
Tomorrow will be my last full day.

Bonne nuit,


Anonymous said...

Lovely images today. I am now officially green with envy. I would love to be you today spoilt for choice with Paris. - You are so right. I was talking with a friend...we both were reminiscing on our time in Paris.
two weeks of food and it was all about the food.
Enjoy tomorrow

Grammy Goodwill said...

It looks like the two of you had a wonderful day. I'm so envious.