Paris – Our last day

We had a lovely last day in Europe. The temperature was right around 70 degrees and I could wear short sleeves! Tomorrow we will fly home. First thing we did today was get our preflight Covid tests. The pharmacy was right next to our hotel and for $20 each we had our negative results in 20 minutes.

Duke with our negative Covid test paperwork

My sister and I were exchanging messages today and reminiscing about our first time in Paris in 1970 with our parents and grandparents after my high school graduation. My Dad drove us right by the Eiffel Tower just like Duke and I did yesterday. Here is a picture of Barbara from that trip! It’s hard to believe that was more than 50 years ago!

Barbara in 1970 in Paris.

After we got our Covid test results we took the Metro to the Louvre and walked through the gardens and along the Champs Elysee almost to the Arc de Triomphe it is definitely springtime in Paris

The Louvre
In the Tuileries Gatden

We stopped by one of the fountains and had fun watching the kids play with their rental sailboats.

Sailboats for rent
Walking towards the Arc de Triomphe

We stopped at Galeries Lafayette department store on the Champs-Élysées to browse. One fun thing they had was free decoration for Crocs that you buy.

Galeries Lafayette
Decorating Crocs

Soon after that we caught the metro back to our hotel. For dinner we went to a restaurant we remembered from our first trip to Paris, Le Tournesol (the sunflower). I sometimes try things even when I don’t know what they are. I started with the Carpaccio de bar and Duke had the Taboulé se sardine. They were both very good.

Taboule de Sardine
Carpaccio de bar vinaigrette à La truffe

For the main course Duke had pork and I had head of veal. I’m still not sure what head of veal is exactly. It was very good and seemed to have pieces of fat that weren’t like the fat you find in a steak… very interesting.

Duke’s pork
My veal head

Dessert was yummy too, pear tart and mousse with fresh berries.

Fresh berries and mousse
Pear tart
The specials menu.

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

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