At the metro station near Notre Dame.. our first stop for the day
Beautiful little shops by the river Seine selling vintage fare
The bridge that cross the river, to take you to Notre Dame
Imagine my delight when we saw a fair just for Bread. Check out this whole bunch of kids sitting outside the fair area, eating…bread.
At the fair, it was as if it was destiny. I was meant to be here said a voice in my head. It was Paris was sending me a secret message.
Check out these chefs. They could be Godfathers hitmen.
Scores of bakers preparing pastries and breads
That is Tartine of fresh bread with Nutella. Far more divine than something so simple deserves to be
Don’t believe me? Take a look at that. And suffer :P
And the amazing Notre Dame. There are cathedrals. And then there are cathedrals.
Some spaces have a way of changing you. Transformed in an instant from greedy to devout.
A view of the altar but can one do justice t a space so magnificent. Restrained, yet opulent.
My devotion to food stands unchanged though. The best crepes we have ever had… outside the Notre Dame. Crisp, generously filled with chocolate and banana.. my heart was singing This could be heaven.
Then we made our way back across the river in search of the much talked about Jewish neighborhood of Marais.
The alleyways of Marais each have their own character.
The delicatessens that seem right out of a film
A visit to the much outed about Felafel stall seemed to be in order
These are supposed to be one of the best in the world. I hate to sound pompous, but I’ve made better. Atul would eat these. I liked them but just not that much.
Beautiful meringue cookies that are one display all over
Marais is chock full with shops that have on display prepared foods, charcuterie.. foods from all over Europe.
A Boulanger (Baker) in Marais with the plump Brioche on display
Check out this man doing the crossword with much focus. Atul caught him on camera while having one of his many cups of coffee.
Having soaked in Marais, we took a bus and got off at what looked like an interesting spot. In front of another historic church.. St Sulpice.
And delightfully next door to Rue De Bonaparte – with the Pierre Herme store. My Mecca.
The store is like a jewelry store. Each piece of pastry no less precious.
Our day ended at a musical performance at the Ogress theatre that seems like an interesting place to explore the alternative art scene in Paris. The music was lovely. A perfect end to a beautiful day.