After the Louvre, we headed on a quest to visit all my favorite little bakeries that I've read about for so very long.
- Macarons at Laduree (FINALLY!!!) and 2 croissants...OMG...the macaron flavors we chose were 2 chocolate, 2 coffee (cafe), 1 pistachio, 1 caramel...they came in an ADORABLE little box
I was able to sneak this photo before they made me put my camera up!
- Cafe Tartelette at Pierre Herme
- An assortment of fresh bread at Poilane: 5 slices bread, 2 raisin buns and 2 apple danishes
The famous bread chandelier!
- Brie cheese at a local market
- Baron de Lestac Bordeaux wine at another little market
What a meal!!! We were especially excited about having French wine, bread and cheese all together...how delicious!
After rounding up all of our yummy goodies, we headed to the most famous cafe in Paris - Les Deux Magots, where we had one of our favorite meals. We both ordered the Quiche Lorraine...OMG...it was DELICIOUS! I've since re-created this Quiche Lorraine, so that will be my next post!
I adore the atmosphere in the Paris cafes. The sweetest old lady sat beside me at the next bistro table. She was dressed to the nines...she looked like she had just stepped out of a Paris postcard. We said hello to each other, but I still wish I had struck up a longer conversation with her.
After dinner, we stopped by the hotel to try some of our goodies. It was all so wonderful! I was most excited about the Laduree macarons. They certainly didn't disappoint!It didn't take long before we were on the Metro again...headed to see the Louvre at night. Wow...it's even more gorgeous at night when it's all lit up. Because it is the off-season, there weren't very many people there. It was SO romantic...sitting on the front steps of the Louvre with that beautiful pyramid right in front of you....and beyond that, a glimpse of the Arc de Triomphe...definitely one of my favorite moments.
After strolling around the city of lights for a while, we headed back to get some rest...another amazing day was right around the corner. :)