Is this one of my fondest memories of Paris.....French Champagne and French Onion Soup ? Maybe, they were certainly the best I have ever had !
Yes, cheesy and touristy and this photo looks like a post card ( can assure you it is my photograph ) but well worth visiting. A beautiful local girl who went to ballet school with my daughters has been dancing at The Moulin for the last 4 years and gifted us tickets to the show. It was a fantastic nights entertainment !
Just one of many very wonderful small bakeries, producing the most delicious breads and pastries. Is it any wonder that we love all things French when every thing they make is done with immense pride and so much attention to detail.
Condemned in its time as an eyesore, called both a "belfry skeleton" and a "truly tragic street lamp" and described by Guy de Maupassant as a "high and skinny pyramid of ladders....which just peters out into a ridiculous thin shape like a factory chimney", this amazing metal masterpiece, the Eiffel Tower, is today, the most beloved symbol of Paris.
Of course we ate plenty of these....this is the chocolate variety.
The very beautiful Pont Alexandre 111. So typical of elegant French style with its iconic Art Nouveau lamps and rich gilded statuary of cherubs, nymphs and winged horses. I could not believe how the gold stood out....it was so intense, almost as though it had been lit from within.