While I normally buy a demi baguette or a petit baguette, I thought it would
be fun to buy a whole baguette this morning for le petit déjeuner.
The baguette I got was a tad bigger than I had expected.
To be a bit more specific, I would estimate it 1 meter (3.3 feet) long!
We nicknamed it "the samurai sword".
After le grand déjeuner, we headed to the Invalides.
We visited Hôtel National des Invalides, which houses Musée de l'Armée
and Napoleon's tomb, among others.
We were very impressed and glad we went there.
Then another 'boyish' museum, the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie.
Paris' science museum. It is located in Parc de la Villette in the 19th arrondisement.
After the long metro ride from the 19th to the 2nd arrondissement, we were
both craving something sweet.
And while pâtisserie Stohrer was still closed on Day 5, today it was open!
Jamie Cahill writes in 'The Pâtisseries of Paris':
"Even if you can't make the day trip to Versailles, you can take a
small step into eighteenth-century French royal life by sampling
Stohrer's puits d'amour and famous baba au rhum. These two
revered recipes were likely favorites of Louis XV when
Nicolas Stohrer was the royal pâtissier."
And since I am a lover of all things with rum, I bought Stohrer's famous
baba au rhum (brioche soaked with rum).
My brother picked up his favorite pastry from Maison Collet, a pain aux raisins.
Today was my last full day here in Paris.
We leave tomorrow afternoon, so I still have ½ a day in the city of lights!