|A view from a corner of some random street|
|The Church of Notre Dame -- Could you spot Monsieur Hunchback?|
|An old-fashioned bookstore at St. Germaine|
|The whole shop was lined from ceiling to floor with books!|
Back to my Paris trip... I was lucky enough to have stayed around the 7th and 8th arrondissements, which is where Rue du Faubourg, Rue St. Honore, Rue Cambon, Place Vendome, and Place de la Concorde are located. My hotel was also within walking distance from the famous Champs Elysee and the bustling Madeleine area. These were all famous streets where most of the upscale boutiques, museums (such as Musee Louvres and Musee d'Orsay), and other historical landmarks were situated. It was also pretty close to The Eiffel Tower (about 10 minutes drive), and to the increasingly hip St. Germaine area (where the Church of Notre Dame's located) .
A Paris experience wouldn't be complete without indulging on the French "cuisine." No, I'm not talking about the fine dining kind at one, two, or three-starred Michelin restaurants. I'm talking about hot, Nutella-filled crepes and crispy waffles from street vendors along Champs Elysee or the Moulin Rouge, the mouthwatering omelette, risotto, and entrecote steaks with "truffles," the delectable macaroons the colors of rainbow, the juicy croque monsieurs from the local neighborhood bakeries at Montmartre, the savory, melt-in-your mouth souffles (au chocolat, au Grand Marnier, au fromage, take your pic) from sidewalk cafes at St. Germaine, the creme caramel with butter and sea salt... and the pastries... the jambons...Oh la la!!!
|Omelette with Black Truffles from La Maison de la Truffe|
|Entrecote Steak with seasonal truffles|
|"Isharya" Macaroon with Rose Water from La Duree|
|Cappuccino avec creme fraiche (!)|
(To be continued...)