Thursday, September 15, 2011

pacy goes to paris

J'arrive en France!

Thanks to uber-talented illustrator Julia Denos' recommendation, our hotel is lovely. Super clean and a nice comfy bed.
the view from our window from Hotel Port Doree 

And it's across the street from a boulangerie! That is my favorite word in France. Boulangerie=YUM.

On the first day, to work through our jet-lag, we decided just to walk around Paris without an itinerary and just see whatever was around.

To small magical details:

I love this blue color
all Jules Verne!

And tormented statues:

he looks as tired as we feel!
poor statue is distraught by the crow on his head

Somehow we ended up at the Gare de Lyon, a train station that seems out of a novel:

Especially, the opulent restaurant at the top of the station.  I was so enticed by the beautiful decor that I convinced the Sasquatch that we should get "just a cafe!"

I don't know how good the food was but the ambiance was lovely.

Afterwards, we walked some more. I'm not sure where we went but we did end up, appropriately at:

I will scribe mon voyage!

273, avenue Daumesnil
75012 Paris Paris, France

Le Train Bleu Restaurant
Gare de Lyon, 1er Etage
20 Boulevard Diderot, 75012 Paris