We googled a few things to do and places to go during the train ride. But wouldn't you know, everything was closed! It was some kind of local holiday or something. And even the Meaux Cathedral was closed for renovations.
So, we walked around for a while until we found an open bakery. We had our first (of many) macaroons, an eclair, and Bo had an espresso.
Meaux is a pretty small town, so even if anything had been open, we easily could have seen it all in one day. But considering we didn't do anything at all here, I can't really give any kind of opinion on it :)
There were only a handful of options for lunch. We ended up going to Le Pouchkine: a Belgian restaurant that played reggae music, in a small French town. We figured it would be interesting. It was, and we loved it.
|beer, meat, and cheese - a majority of our diet :)|
And with that, we were done with Meaux. I think it was a two hour trek altogether, including the train ride there and back. It was a very random afternoon but glad we made the most of it. And even more glad that it didn't end in a disaster ;)
|Meaux train station|
That evening was our last night in Paris. Our hotel concierge recommended A La Marguerite for dinner and it was fantastic!
Appetizers: Tuna & Scallops
Main Courses: Steak au Poivre (me) & Duck (Bo)
Dessert: Chocolate cake and ice cream (me) & Rum Baba (Bo)
Champagne! And they brought out a bottle of rum to go with Bo's dessert. Which they kindly left for us to "taste" :)
This made him a very happy husband!