Thursday, April 18, 2013

Montmartre {our last day in Paris}

We spent most of our last day in Paris in the Montmartre region. It was a quick metro ride away and we had just enough tickets left to get us there and back before heading to the airport that afternoon. Once we arrived, we took the tram to the top of the city, right in front of the Sacré-Coeur.

very foggy so this didn't turn out too well - but we could see all of Paris from here!



We walked around the small town center, and loved all the local artists and markets. 







We had brunch at Le Consulat, at Rick Steves' suggestion. I absolutely had to have an omelette before I left, since I love them and they were first made in France. Bo and I both agreed that it was by far the best omelette either of us have ever had. 






Unfortunately, I cannot say the same about the coffee. This may come as a surprise to some of you, but in all my 29 years of life, I had never tasted coffee. Just the smell of it used to make me nauseous until about a year into my adult career where everyone survived on it. I am not much of a caffeine drinker in general, but since French coffee is *supposed* to be sooo good... I figured I would try it. I was actually really excited about my first coffee!! I was also somewhat terrified that I was going to love it and be immediately addicted. I even made Bo take my picture.


before



The picture says it all...but no, I did not like the coffee. I did not like it at all.

after


After I fully washed the coffee taste out of my mouth, we made our way back down the hill towards the main strip.  There was an interesting assortment of scenery along the way...

random vineyard

cabaret

lots and lots of windmills

quick stop for a croissant and a macaroon (or ten)




    
our walk ended in Pigalle, right by Moulin Rouge

The line for Moulin Rouge was ridiculously long, so instead we meandered over to the Erotic Museum where there was no wait at all. Highly entertaining! Obviously, no photos allowed but this is a family-friendly blog anyway ;)





After that we headed back to the city for a couple café stops, and then it was time to head to the airport! Our last day in Paris was very bittersweet. We absolutely loved Paris and we were so sad to be leaving, but at the same time we were also extremely excited about going to Dubai to visit Amy and John!

au revoir, Paris!




4 comments:

  1. I love how blue the sky is in these pictures. And ps I don't like coffee either.

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    1. Glad I got my coffee dislike from you then :)

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  2. I actually yelled out "what!!" when I read you'd never tasted coffee and the smell made you nauseous :) my husband just looked at me like I was a crazy person.... The smell of coffee is soothing to me I guess :) (I like my coffee sweet with plenty of cream, and decaf, so maybe you should give it one more try but with a lot more milk and sugar :) can't wait to read about Dubai!

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    1. Ha! I know, everyone thinks I am so weird for not liking it. I'm not hopeful, but maybe one day I'll take your suggestions and try again! :)

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