The day dawned sunshiny, a promising beginning for my daughter's arrival at noon today. I had promised her pastry treats awaiting her, so I hiked down to lower Montmartre to my favorite two patisseries. Chausson pommes at one and mini beignets at the other. Another short walk to Starbucks for a latte and a sit in the sun. It's probably a mile and a half walk round trip, not counting the Funiculaire i always take to avoid the 18 flights of stairs . Today I had the Funiculaire to myself since it was early.
|The sun was shining on the Sacre Coeur as I passed by.|
The empty Funiculaire. Funny, there are Always people everywhere in Paris!
Sarah arrived and was soon taking over my apartment. 😊
She had slept on the plane and was raring to take on the sights. Our excursion took us by metro to the West Bank, and then a 6 mile walk through Saint Germain du Prés, the Latin Quarter, to the Notre Dame, ( their was very little line so we went in) across the river to the East Bank, meandering through streets to,the Palais Royal gardens where we had fresh raspberries we had picked up in a market. Once rested,we made a quick zip through a temporary but large Wednesday market next to the Louvre, caught the Metro back to Montmartre, a stop at the Boulanger for a fresh baguette and to the corner market for vegetables, fruits and cheese. We had purchased a pepper sausage at the Louvre market and added to the wine, cheese and chocolate I had at the apt., we had a feast for dinner.
She, a bit jet-lagged, is off to bed while I get my blog post done for the day. Tomorrow is our trip to the tip of the Eiffel Tower. Hope it's not foggy.