We just got back from a short but fantastic trip in France and I can’t wait to tell you all about it! We started our journey in Paris, went to the Agriculture Show at Porte de Versailles, then rented a car and drove around Brittany and Normandy. Along the way, we enjoyed beautiful scenery, delicious local cuisine, and a moment of silence at Omaha beach. Given the time of the year, we’ve encountered a wide spectrum of weathers – from rain to high wind, from cloudy overcast sky to amazing rainbow at sea, and finally balmy spring days in Paris.
First of all, I would like to say that France has definitely changed since I was there 4 years ago. There were presence of armed guards and heightened security everywhere – bag checks at key landmarks, museums, cathedrals, even major department stores such as Galeries Lafayette, Le Bon Marché or Le Grande Epicerie.
On the bright side, tap water is now an option in most restaurants all over France. There are recycling bins in residential areas. And we were even able to get a doggy bag packed for us at this local favorite bistro.
Back in Paris, the international food scene is blooming. We’ve had ramen at two different restaurants. One in our neighborhood, the other in the opera district. They are the best food options when you are pressed for time.
We also had a wonderful meal upon arrival at this Japanese restaurant.
On our way back to the airport yesterday, we found out that our terminal was shutdown due to an unattended luggage. Fortunately it re-opened moments later and we were able to make it to our flight.
And even if we couldn’t, I wouldn’t mind coming back in town and spending one more day chilling out at the beautiful Luxembourg Garden.
Until next time…