Saturday, June 19, 2010

Paris Day Seven

Our last full day in Paris comes to an end in about ten minutes.  Remnants of our week of fun are scattered all over our room.  Krista is sleeping, and I'm about ready to do the same thing...but first, a quick blog post.

This morning, we metro'd to G. Detou, the shop for patisserie people.  They have been in business since 1954, and carry all kinds of baking supplies.  It was interesting to check out their inventory of goods, and we all bought a little something.  Afterwards, we attempted to find a candy store, but it was apparently no longer in that location, so we stopped for pastries to fortify us to our next stop, which was Musee de Cluny, known for the famous tapestry, "The Lady and the Unicorn," from the late fifteenth century.  The museum was very impressive.

After getting culturalified, we had lunch and then walked through tiny, cobblestoned streets, where we did a bit of shopping.  We bought postcards, more macarons (especially the salted caramel, which are a big favorite of ours), and some other odds and ends, before limping back to our rooms at 5 pm.

We had dinner reservations at Le Timbre (translation is "postage stamp") at 7:30, so that gave us time to rest for the first time since we arrived!  I didn't stay in for long, as I headed back to my favorite chocolatier to pick up some special chocolates for gifts (yes, Team, for you, and also a box for the TCR ladies!).

Dinner was phenomenal!  This is the fifth time I eaten at this restaurant, and it just keeps getting better and better.  They seat 24 people, and have two seatings:  one at 7:30 pm and the other at 9:30 pm.   We had the first seating, which worked out well, since we had to go back afterwards to our hotel and begin the dreaded packing!  Anyway, we started by toasting our week in Paris with champagne.  Appetizers were mushrooms with ham, fennel soup, and white asparagus.  All were great!  The main courses ordered were cod, pork, quail, and duck confit.  Desserts were a strawberry rhubarb fruit crumble, a cornet filled with creme and raspberries, a Stilton cheese plate, and  something else I can't remember.

We've been packing for the last two hours, and our rooms look like they've been in a tornado.  How on earth will we get everything home?  I must stop now, because it's after midnight, and our driver picks us up in the morning at 7:30 for the ride to the airport.  Here are a few photos from today.  Sorry I'm having trouble formatting them, and it's now after 1 a.m., so they are a little out of order.

I hope you've enjoyed traveling along with us; we've enjoyed having you!


  1. Posie didn't get to go to France but she did get to go to Hams Peach Orchard. She "shared" a burger with Jane and had icecream for dessert. Enjoyed your pictures. Willie

  2. Love the lavender blue bells. Wish I have been on this trip. Enjoyed your blog and pics. See you soon.

  3. Ah, au revoir Paris! Safe travels home.

  4. bon voyage and a huge thank you for this peek into your trip........
    Just phenomenal pictures and you all look so happy! LOVE that dog!!

  5. You'll soon be home, but with a smile.

  6. Safe travels my friend! Awesome photos! Will look forward to seeing you later this week....

  7. It has been amazing "traveling" with you through France. I was pleasantly surprised that you thought of us TCR ladies while at the chocolate shop. Can't wait to see more pictures.

  8. I so agree with Beka - in that I loved every moment of Paris and the sites and the food and definitely I want to go and experience it myself....thanks so much Vickie for such a wonderful time through the lense of your camera! Jan Pouncey

  9. I loved following on your journey with you! The stories and pictures were awesome!! It's been many years since I've been to Paris, and there is soooo much I didn't see. Now I want to go back! :) Thanks so much for thinking of us with the chocolates.. what a wonderful surprise! And I DO mean WONDERFUL! :)