|He was let out!!!|
Saturday we had decided to explore our own neighborhood, we're minutes away from place des Vosges.
As handy as the phone is, and as extent as my notes are on places to visit, see and do I did give in and purchased a Lonely Planet book about Paris. Mostly for the map (as my phone wasn't on the data plan to begin with), but it is also handy as it gives some history of the places and recommended walks/tours. We took advantage of being just minutes from the place des Vosges, and walked the Medieval Meanderings Tour (backwards).
|Hôtel de Sully|
|place des Vosges|
We continued our walk, and found ourselves at the entrance for the Musée Carnavalet, a museum that houses 600,000 pieces of art in the permanent collection and is free to the public (as are other City Museums). There were some beautiful pieces, and we not only enjoyed the warmth but also the display of art. Some of my favorites were the few Impressionist pieces, as well as the room on the Bastille. A period of French history I would like to read more about, and made all the more interesting as again we are just a few minutes walk from the Bastille Monument.
Both G and I agreed we would like to return to the museum and pay for the audio guide, it's a good thing we're close!!
Stopping for a relatively inexpensive yet tasty lunch we enjoyed galettes with hard cider at Crepes Suzette. We continued our wanderings, checking out some very cool streets in the Le Marais and vowing to return to some delicious looking food stands.
More wandering, crossing over to and through Village St Paul, back over again to find Breizh Café for Crepes and a coffee. It was a crepe kind of day!!!
It was a rather pleasant day avec mon miel!!