Thursday, August 11, 2011

French Mademoiselle in Paris: Day 8

Bonjour again!

This morning I devoured another lovely petit déjeuner
from Maison Collet.

I must say, I prefer Maison Collet even over Eric Kayser.
Shhhhh, don't tell Eric!

Maison Collet

I then headed to Gare du Nord to greet my mother who is joining me for the next 5 days.

Gare du Nord

Gare du Nord

We went to Montmartre (18th arrondissement) and saw so many lovely street corners,
places, and buildings.
The sun was streaming through the streets, which made the day even lovelier.

18th Arrondissement

18th Arrondissement

18th Arrondissement

18th Arrondissement

18th Arrondissement

Le Chat Noir

We walked up to the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur.
And when I say up, I mean UP a million stairs! Pfff, left me breathless.
But the view was worth every single step.

Basilique du Sacré-Cœur

Basilique du Sacré-Cœur

Basilique du Sacré-Cœur

Ooh la la! Le Moulin Rouge.

Moulin Rouge

Walking through the lovely Montmartre does make one hungry,
so we headed back to the 2nd arrondissement and ate on Rue Montorgueil.
And sipped cocktails. And sipped some more (happy hour).

Bianco Pizza

Still buzzing from the cocktails, we decided to walk it off and went to Les Halles,
which is really quite lovely to walk through and do some people-watching à la Parisiennes.

Les Halles

Les Halles

That is it for now. Hope you´ll follow me tomorrow again!

Á bientôt!


Anonymous said...

How lovely for you to have your Mum with you now. It will be a special time. You have been to some of my favourite places today. I love Montemartre. If you can try and get to the Moulin de La Galette for a bite. it's lovely for lunch.
I Love Rue Montorgueil. Have you seen "the Golden snail "there? Apparently the Escargots are famous.

Desire Empire said...

Love it all. It still looks the same. Some things are best left untouched I say

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Marvelous, its around where I stayed when I was in Paris..fantastic atmosphere!! Love the photos xx

Virginia said...

Oh a lovely day in Montmartre and you took us along! I wish I had found the Chat Noir sign!!!! I have a black cat and would love that photo. Do you sell your photos?

Paris Pastry said...

@Virginia: I have a black cat as well so I love those Parisian cat signs that seem to be everwhere. If you click on the photo, you'll go my Flickr account and you can see the picture in higher resolution. No charge needed.