By the start of Day 3 in Paris, I was feeling pretty well rested. My shoulders were killing me from carrying around my camera and lenses in my bag all the day before. I recently purchased a smaller camera and I decided to leave the big camera at home and take this one out instead. There is only one fixed lens on this camera and I haven’t gotten used to it yet but my shoulders needed a rest. While the camera is small, it packs a good punch and the file sizes are larger than my DSLR.
I have had a few questions about my Cuyana bag that I carry, camera and lenses. I will do a post about this soon!
I stopped for a coffee at Chez Janou and sat at the bar for a bit to people watch. This place is packed for lunch and dinner. Make reservations in advance if you can. They were turning people away that didn’t have a table booked.
It was so warm this Saturday and felt more like Summer than the start to Fall. The city was packed with people and I wanted to explore somewhere new. I had on My Paris Agenda to see Paris in a new way.
The Village of St Paul was just a short walk from The Marais but has a totally different feel. It has been on my list to explore for a while and they have antiques here on the weekends.
I decided to stop for lunch at the most adorable spot. Le temps des cerises was packed inside and out but I managed to get a table for one inside. I am pretty sure I was the only American as all I heard was French. There was a chalkboard with daily specials along with a regular menu. The daily specials were limited and the one item I had my eye on was finished before I could order.
I ended up ordering the duck with fig and mashed potatoes. It was incredible.
After lunch, I was completely full and happy and continued on my walk. I explored more of St Paul and The Marais before meeting friends.
I ended up meeting friends in the Marais at a bar called Martin on Blvd du Temple. The bar has a mixture of small seasonal plates and wine. We met here last year and it was the most vegetables I have eaten in one seating and I wasn’t complaining about it.
The bill was split between 4 of us. The day was a perfect mixture of exploring a new part of Paris solo and catching up with friends.
For the day, I went with a casual look. I wasn’t prepared for how warm it actually was going to be that day. I stripped down to a t-shirt and jeans and didn’t make enough time to go back and change before drinks.