I have thought about renaming this series "Midnight in Paris" as it seems I always am writing these posts at Midnight while in Paris... It was again a very full day today and lots of walking around the city in between meetings.
I headed to the Opéra area to explore an amazing new hotel I discovered. I took a quick tour of the property and I will be sure to fill you in on that and what they have to offer. Along the way I passed over the Seine for this beautiful view of the city. The sun was still painting the sky colors as I walked towards the Louvre.
After my morning meeting I walked towards St. Germain for a coffee at café de flore and to visit Jardin du Luxembourg. The gardens were filled with pink dahlias everywhere. I am a huge fan of the color pink so I was pretty much in heaven. It started to rain at this point so I quickly ran home before my next meeting.
The Pantheon went under a major renovation and reopened about a year ago. The last time I visited was in 2010 so when my friend Carrie Anne suggested we go I couldn't say no. Especially since it was less than 10 minutes from my apartment. If you are looking for beautiful views of Paris look no further. The entry fee was 8 euros and to get to the top for the tour was an additional 2 euros. The weather cleared just in time for the tour. You have a 360 view of Paris overlooking all of the rooftops and of course the eiffel tower.
Tonight I had a few friends over for wine at cheese in the beautiful Haven In Apartment I am staying in while in Paris. I was in search of cheese on Rue Monge and the rain started to fall again. It was more challenging than anticipated to find cheese on my walk home but the shop I discovered turned out to be perfect. I was on the mission to find cheese, wine, and baguettes in a limited amount of time.
The cheese shop couldn't have been nicer. The cheese monger was such a huge help in making sure I chose the right amount of cheeses for the amount of people and a different variety. There was a line forming but he took his time. After I paid he even made sure to write the names of the cheeses on the outside so I knew what I had ordered.
The next stop was the wine shop where the shop keeper took extra care in selecting wine to go with the specific cheeses I had purchased. He even asked me to stop back in and let him know which ones I liked best.
The last stop was the boulangerie of Eric Kayser which I love! I ordered a few baguettes and with the rain the woman offered me a baguette bag just to make sure I got home without getting wet. It was the nicest experience I have had in Paris with so many different vendors. I will try to snap some photos of the shops tomorrow with my free hands.
I promise to share more about this amazing apartment that I am staying in for the next few days but you can visit the link here! The balcony windows are amazing and I am pretty sure they will have to kick me out tomorrow when I leave. I don't want to leave!