So post Beaune/Chantilly, there was some class, there was some homework, there were lots of French food and metro rides, there were some post-theatre drinks with some people in my class and our French lit professor… and then REBECCA WEISS ARRIVED!!!
Met up with her and Danny on Thursday for sandwiches and desserts on Rue Mouffetard (student heaven). Then we went to two Paris essentials – the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Elysees. Then I had to go to Sorbonne and I forget what they did
Friday we had lunch at Becca’s friend Aurite’s, then skipped on over to the Louvre where we got photobombed by everyone’s favorite girl, the Mona Lisa:
Falafel for dinner (nomnomnom) then we went out to Le Cap Rouge, which is half bar, half frat party. Pretty fun… but the late night crepes really made the night.
Saturday we went to Les Invalides, the solider’s hospital where Napoleon is buried. As you can see, that’s a very big sarcophagus for a very little man:
More falafel for lunch, then we headed over to Montmartre to see the Sacre Coeur. Unfortunately, it was raining and that’s a very big hill – but we did it, and God’s house is pretty fancy. Then we went to Becca’s first (and I think only) Parisian cafe.
Made a delectable dinner of pasta and sausages at Danny’s, then headed out to the Frog and the Princess, a British pub on rue Princesse – my new favorite street in this whole town (restaurants and bars, cute shopping) – where they brew their own beer and the crowd is definitely cool and international, to round out Becca’s trip to Paris! It was so lovely to have one of my girls here with me and hopefully I’ll have a chance to go visit her in Scotland!