On our first night, we went down to the Vigile Pascal at Notre Dame (Easter service and bonfire), followed by a quick walk around the Hotel de Ville and the Seine, and a fantastic dinner at Latin-Saint Germain.
Hôtel de Ville at night
Under the railway bridge
The plaque says "4 Julliet 1776" just like the American one, but it also says "14 Julliet 1789" for Bastille Day
We didn't actually go to Starbucks, but we did see a few of them--the last time I was in Paris, they were more unusual. This one was on the Boulevard Saint-Germain (we had dinner every night in the Quartier Latin)
Somebody's happy to be here!
Just brilliant--I think the fact it was in Midnight in Paris has increased its popularity, but its reputation is deserved. Our waitress was very nice, the food was amazing, and we were sat next to a lovely older gentleman (we like to think he's a prof at the Sorbonne). The only downside was the "lavabo"--a pit toilet that you have to enter through the courtyard. No wonder the guidebook said that the toilets were "legendary"...
Back at the Louvre, on our walk after dinner
Our hotel had this funny little vending machine--you can get a French-English dictionary, playing cards, adaptors, etc.
En route to the airport this morning--Richard's reading "20 Minutes"--their version of the Metro paper
Au revoir, Paris!