|Palais de Justice|
Kudos must be given to the planners of this city. Central plazas are surrounded by streets that radiate out in a star pattern where building facades facing the plaza form the point and then expands to a reclining v shape. And wide roadways are lined with imposing buildings sporting wrought iron verandas of the most intricate designs.
|The Louvre with it's pyramide|
One thing we were able to do in Paris was eat. That Saturday for lunch we had beef, I had a steak au poivre, my husband had a steak tartare.
And for dinner we decided to have steak again, this time in La Maison d'Aubrac on Rue Marbeuf which a friend recommended. I had a fillet and shared in an order of mashed potatoes and cheese and it was delicious! For lunch the next day we went to Leon's on the Champ's Elysee and we both had mussles with french fries. It was as good as when we first ate there so many years ago, only difference was it is a lot more crowded!
And now for the french fries, what can I say? I ate a lot of them over the weekend cut in different styles and sizes but all of them deliciously addicting, american fries pale in comparison!
Walking back to the Metro along Champ's Elysee, another item that needed tasting presented itself: macaroons from Laduree!
So we return to Rome, senses satisfied and definitely a few pounds heavier.