Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Paris: Day 3

Our first stop of Day 3 was to the Pont de L'Archeveche bridge near Notre Dame.

Both sides of the bridge are covered in padlocks. After locking their love with a padlock, couples then throw their key into the Seine.

We added our own love padlock to the bridge.

And then threw away the key.

Next we stopped at Shakespeare and Company bookstore, a favorite of expats. It was a favorite hangout for Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald and even Julia Child.

Then on to Notre Dame.  

One of the beautiful stained glass windows inside the church.

Then on to Luxembourg Gardens. A lot of the flowers had not yet been planted so it was more bare than I had hoped but still a great stop.

Lunch with a window seat at the Armani Cafe. It may be a chain but we had really great food and service here. In fact, we had Italian food a few times in France and it was exceptionally good.

Later we stopped at a little cafe for chocolat au lait. Yum!

Then on to the Musee de l'Orangerie to see eight Monet Water Lilies and lots of other great art. Afterwards we went back to the hotel before going out for pizza later in the evening. Yes, even in Paris my husband had to have pizza. Great thing it was a local spot and very good so I forgave him.


Laura said...

Okay, the lock on the bridge. That's awesome.

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