Friday, August 5, 2011

French Mademoiselle in Paris: Day 2


Day deux arrived and I woke up bright and early to head towards Angelina.
I had planned to walk there, but the rain kept pouring out of the grey sky
so I went by metro.

Although Angelina just openend up, there were already quite a few
Parisians enjoying a petit déjeuner.
I ordered Angelina's legendary chocolate l'Africain.
The best way I can describe it is by comparing it to drinking pure melted chocolate.



After I paid 7,20 for a hot chocolate, I took my umbrella with me and walked
through the Jardin des Tuileries.

Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries

Walking next to the Seine, I decided to pay a visit to my absolute favorite museum
in the whole wide world: Musée d'Orsay.
Unfortunately visitors are prohibited to take pictures, but some of the most
mesmerising impressionistic paintings hang in Musée d'Orsay.
Such as this one:

Claude Monet

After slantering through Musée d'Orsay for hours, my rumbling stomach
reminded me it was time to eat.
I walked all the way to Rue Jean Nicot to pick up something sweet from
pâtisserie - boulangerie Secco (formerly boulangerie Poujauran) to find that
it was closed (some shops close in the month of August).

If you remember, I baked Poujaurin's chocolate pound cake and honey madeleines
for Paris Pastry.
At least I saw some gorgeous buildings on my way over there.

7th Arrondissement

7th Arrondissement

7th Arrondissement

I took a metro back to the 2nd arrondissement and bought a pithivier at Maison Collet.
I had my first pithivier in Disneyworld two years ago.
A pithivier is a round, enclosed pie usually made by baking two disks of puff pastry,
with almond paste stuffed in between.

Boulangerie - Pâtisserie Maison Collet

Boulangerie - Pâtisserie Maison Collet

For the evening I had planned on paying a quick visit to the Louvre,
since it stays open late on Friday, but the rain has made way for thunder (!)
so I guess I'm staying inside tonight :).

Au Revoir,


Ruby said...

Thank you for allowing us, your faithful readers to come along for the tour!

Cherry Blossoms said...

I can only imagine how tasty that hot chocolate was?! Sounds like overall you had a great day!

Nicole Schyns said...

Dear French Mademoiselle, what a great idea to keep us informed about your journey. I just discovered your parispastryblog and it is addictive even before trying one recipe. enjoy your stay in Paris.

Paris Pastry said...

Dankjewel Nicole! Mama heeft je tip doorgegeven (van het goedkope ontbijt bij les Halles). Hoop dat alles goed thuis is!

Liefs, je nichtje

claudia b said...

What a gorgeous day in my favorite city, even the rain cannot make it less glorious, although with thunder you are wise to stay inside.

Anonymous said...

Nicole, thank you for showing us your day in Paris. My I can just about feel myself walking the streets with you. I too love the musee d orsay. I could stay forvhours as well. I hope the rain clears. X

Sweet Freak said...

Je suis jalouse! I hope you are having a wonderful time despite the rain and thunder!