Tuesday, October 30, 2012

More Paris



Our day started out at the Musee D'Orsay - a former train station housing many wonderful works of art - including numerous Impressionist and post -Impressionist works. We had no trouble getting in - we noticed the previous day there were huge lineups..I think perhaps because the museum had been closed the previous day.

After filling our souls with artwork it was time to fill our tummies...we had read about "Vegan Folie" in Veg News..so we set out in search of it...

 It was an adorable little place and the sales clerk was very helpful..we chose a savory and a sweet cupcake...the savory was a hummous/mediterranean and the sweet a lavender and apricot..there were other interesting savory flavours as well....
Everything is so artfully decorated and presented.

 We enjoyed our treats in the Luxembourg Gardens - gorgeous. Apparently many Parisiens have a fond memories of this park as it has a history of many children's activities.
Delicieux!


After this respite, we were re-fuelled and ready to take in more art - this time at the Pompidou Centre in Le Marais....

The outside of the building looks like the inner workings, I know...apparently when it was commissioned it was requested that the design be ultra modern. It's a fun trip up to the galleries...










Fraser and some modern art

Between two Kandinskys - our favourites of the museum

Some cool sculptures outside in the courtyard...

We wandered a bit through Le Marais at this point and had a quick Middle Eastern meal and with one more sleep it was our final day in Paris...we went up to Montmartre and Sacre Coeur and enjoyed a lovely lunch at "Pousse Pousse" a cozy little veg place - mostly raw. The owner was a lovely woman - we had also read about this place in Veg News - the staff were very helpful. It was kind of interesting listening to the chef in the kitchen - she was obviously from North America and speaking English..it's probably difficult to find raw food chefs in France..

Squeezing into the tiny elevator at Hotel Levesque with my bag
Travelling on the great Metro system.




So onto Montmartre to hike up the stairs, bien sur as Fraser always likes to have a high viewpoint. After all that hiking it was time for lunch at Pousse Pousse..



Our Paris adventure "finis" we departed once again from Gare du Nord and back to London for our next adventure...


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