|Image source: Hotel Caron de Beaumarchais
Betsy and I decided to greet our full day in Paris with room service of le petit déjeuner which was quite wonderful even though it was not so petit.
Betsy insisted that our first stop be Le Bon Marché, a stunning department store designed by Gustav Eiffel. Imagine a bright and airy Nordstrom with a fabric section. I proudly ordered myself a meal at one of its cafes that had no cheese* but did have "caille" -- a word I could not locate until after I was back home: quail!
We spent hours leisurely strolling along the Champs Elysees ...
We nibbled macarons and sipped coffee and tea at Laduree ...
And enjoyed dinner before wishing the city of light a bonne nuit.
|Pre-trip Collage from this Post
*I just may be the one person you will ever meet who detests cheese.