Enjoying the spring day in the Luxembourg Gardens
Model boats in the basin
Pissaro in Eragny
But, enough art, time to explore. We head over to Place Saint Michele, walk through the streets of restaurants and cross the Seine to Notre Dame Cathedral. The line to get into Notre Dame is long and we pass it by, heading over to our favorite restaurant supply store, E. Dehilleron, to wander the aisles, and then back past the high-end shops on Rue du Faubourg Saint Honeré (complete with much extra security as we pass the back sides of the US Embassy and the residence of the French President). We stop at our hotel, freshen up, and, as the sun sets, head back over to Place St. Michel to find dinner. We know we'll run into tourists here, but we're thinking fondue and this is where we know to find it.
Sunset as we walk to Place St. Michel
We share an appetizer of escargot, then the fondues: cheese fondue with plenty of charcuterie and bread for Laura, and beef/duck fondue for David, with boiling oil in which to cook the meats (with long fondue forks) until they are perfectly done.
Escargot shared appetizer
Cheese fondue with charcuterie, foudue with beef and duck
Night sights walking along the Seine
Eiffel Tower at night