Today was a lovely day. I started by sleeping in a bit. I must admit, a month on the road, going on little sleep and lots of experiences is wearing me down a bit. I’m very thankful that Paris has offered that sleeping in opportunity, as most of the things I have planned don’t open until 10! 🙂
I did realize that if I didn’t do laundry today, I would have a problem tomorrow, so I got directions from Joy and headed to the nearest lavarie to wash my clothes. The lavarie was in a beat area of the 1st arrondissement, so once I put my clothes in the washer, I headed to a little cafe to have a coffee, croissant, and do some people watching in the market. It was a lovely way to kill some time while my laundry spun and did its thing. I watched families headed to each of the different markets – little ones on scooters, push bikes and in strollers, all joining in the market experience. About the time I thought my clothes should be ready for the dryer, I headed back to the lavarie, and caught up on my blog while they dried.
Once all my clothes right were clean, dry and folded, I headed back to Joy’s so that I could drop them off and begin my journey for the day.
My first stop was the port by the Eiffel Tower, where I boarded the river cruise on the Seine. The weather was fabulous, and the views were great! A very enjoyable way to spend the afternoon.
After the cruise I explored the Qua Bray gardens, then headed to the Montparnasse tower for some fabulous views of Paris at sunset.
After enjoying the view (and some Champagne) – I decided a late dinner might be a good plan, so I found an open cafe, and took a chance. I had a lovely dinner of escargots and sea bass. It was yummy – and I had the added bonus of a bit of a show, as the owner had to kick out a very drunk lady, who at one point tried to come and sit with me. It was amusing – especially once she was gone. The owner was very apologetic – he was obviously mortified.
After my lovely (and very late) dinner, I headed back to Joy’s to prepare for the next day.
3 thoughts on “Day 24 ~ Saturday in Paris”
So glad you were able to slow down a bit and visit a neighborhood while the laundry was whizzing! Scrumptious dinner!
A lovely late dinner and a floor show in Paris! Very nice and amusing!
I’ve had escargot before and liked them… My thoughts are anything with enough butter and garlic can be yummy!