27-31 March 2015: a few days in Paris
Train delay due to a major power failure in the North of Holland, hotel La Perle in our favorite street/area (Rue des Canettes/Saint Germain des Pres), Place St Sulpice, dinner with Claude and Catherine, exhibition Giotto to Caravaggio at Jacquemart-Andre, Musee d'Orsay, Jardin de Luxembourg, buying a coat in Le Marais, discovering the passages couverts des Panoramas and Jouffroy, Pantheon, Bobur, and the Marche Montorgeuil.
finally we could enter a train and defrost
Phew what a 'cold start' of this trip to Paris. We had booked the early morning TGV from Rotterdam to Paris, however, after arriving at Rotterdam cs we had to wait for hours at the windy and cold railway station. Reason: due to a major power failure in the North of Holland (Diemen) no trains could arrive/leave Rotterdam; in short total chaos. We were lucky to board the non-cleaned, but warm, TGV that had arrived from Paris early that morning.
place St Sulpice
yeah we arrived; first drinks
Eglise Saint Sulpice
lighting a candle
historical: just after the attacks on Charlie Hebdo
near Place St Michel
Place de La Republique
Canal Saint Martin
a french selfie ...
Meeting Claude for dinner at his fav Italian restaurant, which is around the corner of his home. Later in the evening Catherine, Claude's wife joined us
In french restaurants it's good to be a regular guest, or know a person that is a regular/who knows the owner. You are treated more friendly, and wow they even shake hands.
strolling in the streets of Montmartre
'red light pictures' before saying goodbye to our friends and
thanking them for the nice dinner and evening
the SL gallery owners :-)
visiting the exhibition from Giotto to Caravaggio at Musee Jacquemart-Andre
The museum Jacquemart-Andre is situated in a lovely building at the Boulevard Haussmann. We had lunch at the restaurant of the museum.
the wintergarden & afterwards catching some sunshine in the garden of the museum
Le Marais; place des Vosges
I bought this cool coat in the Marais
l'Origin du Monde
yeah champagne and fois gras in the restaurant of the museum
Italian dinner at Pizzeria Santa Lucia in the Rue des Canettes
left photo: drinking Ricard at the cafe on place St Sulpice
couldn't resist the home made dessert of Santa Lucia
Saint Sulpice cathedral by night
Jardin du Luxembourg
Some of the awesome passages couverts: les passages Jouffroy et des Panoramas still breathing the atmosphere of end 19th century
buying a rabbit
Dinner: Italian food and wine at revisted restaurant 'Alfredo Positano'
31 March (last day in Paris)
Bobur (Centre Pompidou)
Le Marche Montorgeuil, food market near Bobur: a great place to shop for exclusive food, wine, chocolate etc
The top right picture is our last breakfast at le boulanger near our hotel. Yummie pain de chocolat, croissant and coffee.
And that was it, the end of our Paris trip.