These are a little past due – since I’ve been home for over a month now.
But I promised to show pictures from my trip to Paris (check out my London pics here), and I’ve finally found time to do so.
While there, I had one of the best meals of my life at a little out of the way place called Les Cocottes. They don’t take reservations, but it was definitely worth the wait. Langoustine ravioli with a dreamy creamy mousseline sauce, potato leek soup to die for, and legit baguettes you dream about afterward. I know I’ll be dreaming about them for years to come.
My best advice if you should go yourself? Spare yourself the calories and stay away from the crepes at restaurants. Street vendor crepes are where it’s at. My hubby and I each had a savory one for lunch on the go in the Latin Quarter, and he said it was the highlight of his trip (with the Eiffel Tower being second). It was almost as good as our meal the first night, and the street vendors are amazing at cooking for a long line of people quickly.
The Sorbonne, Notre Dame, and the Arc de Triomph
Le Procope (where Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson used to hang during Revolutionary times), our first crepe upon arrival
Eiffel Tower at night, me outside the Louvre, Jardin du Luxembourg
The Mona Lisa (she’s smaller than you’d think!), inside St. Sulpice (the Da Vinci Code church), Venus di Milo