Paris 2022 – Out and About

After freshening up in the room, we headed out for lunch. We headed out and stopped at the first restaurant we saw behind the hotel.

Chicken supreme and Beef Bourguignon. Both were divine.

We did our first anniversary photo shoot that evening around the Louvre and Tuileries Garden. The next day, we started our day at 6am for our formal photo shoot. First stop of the day is Trocadero place with the Eiffel Tower as our backdrop.

Our photographers working their magic.

The result (one of many).

We then made our way to the Louvre. Fairly quiet around 8:45am but people were lining up in the front to get inside.

Behind the main entrance with no one in sight.

In one of the hallways around the square.

After the morning shoot was done, we headed out for an early lunch.

Menu.

Pasta for me and chicken breast for the Mrs.

That evening, we went over for our 2nd evening shoot to the Pont Alexander III bridge.

Finally, back to Trocadero for a night shoot at the Eiffel Tower.

Time to indulge a little – we headed over to La Creme de Paris near Notre Dame.

One with chicken and the other with ground beef.

Ending it off with sugar.

The next morning, we headed out around the Vendome area for some exploration.

First stop, some breakfast at Midore.

So much to choose from …

We then headed over to the Palais Garnier for a self guided tour.

Starting from the bottom floor and working our way up.

Stunning architecture and design.

Mrs taking in the moment.

In to the Grand Foyer.

One of the corridors outside the grand foyer.

The opera hall.

After the tour, a stop at Pierre Herme because someone wanted macaroons

On our last evening in Paris, we celebrated our anniversary with dinner at Le Train Bleu located inside Gare de Lyon station. The metro was quite easy to navigate and it took 20 minutes approximately from door to door.

Hopping on at Tuileries station.

Arriving at Gare de Lyon.

This looks like the right place.

Again, wonderful design.

Menu.

Quinoa amuse bouche to start.

The Mrs with the Morel Mushroom Fricassee soup – amazing.

Green asparagus for me which was warmed up table side and served. Never seen asparagus this big.

Verdict – very tangy if that suits your palette.

For our mains, the chicke supreme for the Mrs – wonderfully moist.

For me – the roast leg of lamb and potato gratin – absolutely delicious and I did not need to use a knife to cut it.

For dessert, we shared the rum baba and it was a perfect end to the meal.

Our 4 days in Paris was fantastic – good food, lots to see and do but it was time to move on to the next portion of our trip.

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