My least favorite expression has got to be “on my last day in Paris…” Since it was, we were determined to wrest every ounce of fun from the day and set out for the Eiffel Tower. Along the way, we stopped for breakfast. While Jenni enjoyed her usual peanut butter and bread, Delaney had an omelette and I had an amazing jambon and fromage crepe. With oeuf!
We walked around to the Eiffel Tower to snap a few more pictures before our boat arrived.
When we boarded the boat, Delaney had secured us some super sweet window seats. (She’s 16 and can move very quickly!) sadly, as soon as the boat filled up and left, three large women went outside and stood on the other side of our glass.
So although we only saw their asses for the first half of the ride, when they got cold and came inside the views were spectacular!
Our next stop was supposed to be the museum of fashion and textiles, but I’d forgotten the address and none of us had wifi. We hopped on the Hop On Hop Off Bus to go to a place we knew we could connect… The Louvre Mall! We discovered our intended destination was right next door and also had time to do some shopping! Win Win!
When we arrived at the museum, we visited an exhibit of jewels first. Then we went in search of the fashion. Though we saw many interesting exhibits, none of them seemed to be related to fashion!
As we gave up and left we discovered we had been visiting the Museum of Decorative Arts. Suddenly there was a reason to return! We took the metro back to the Ile St Louis.
We picked up a few more souvenirs and wandered up and down the street.
Jenni stopped at a bakery and bought a loaf of bread to take home, which she totally needed! We finally found a cafe for dinner and sat outside under the heaters watching everyone stroll past.
Delaney and I decided to split an order of Escargot and Jenni ordered lamb chops. The food was nearly as nice as the view!
When dinner was over we made our way back to the hotel to pick up our bags. It was a lovely night and we passed street vendors selling crepes from push carts behind Notre Dame.
We caught the RER train to the airport and checked into the Hilton to rest up for the early flights we had scheduled, because we are masters of Parisian public transportation. As we sat in the Executive Lounge discussing the highlights of our trip, I realized we hadn’t tried ALL of the macaron favors yet! And now we have TWO reasons to return to my new favorite place. Wish you were here!