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Typical breakfast at a cafe, facing place des Vosges.

In the morning of 21, my friend and I first went out for breakfast as there was nothing at home, but the left overs of the Lebanese dishes. She suggested me to have a typical breakfast in Paris at a cafe at the places des vosges, her favorite place.  The place was really calm and nice for sunny morning-birds were singing, children were playing but no traffic and busy people !

There we had a breakfast set-an espresso, a croissant, and orange juice, but after having the croissant, we both wanted a bit more, and so we ordered extra "tartine". I thought their typical breakfast drink was cafe au lait, but she said real Pariseans would prefer espresso. Anyway I really liked the cafe and also the Places des Vosges so much !

Then we strolled around Marais for a while.

My favorite district, Marais
I really love this area so much, as there're so many little lovely shops ! After the walk, she had to go back to her place with Hadrian coming together with us, and I went for Petit Palais.

Petit Palais was so much bigger than I expected from its name "petit", and I spent more than 2 hours to see the whole floor. But I must confess that I couldn't exactly see everything, but skipped some ...visiting museums is really fun, but on the other hand, really tiring...
Still, I loved the collections there so much that I would like to visit there again next time !

It was alomost 15:00 when I finished Petit Palais, and I got very hungry. I planned to meet the other students that evening for our last Paris dinner, so I didn't want to eat a lot, but something light, so I first crossed the Pont Alexandre Ⅲ and went for the direction of Invalides.

Marais
There I found a cafe which looked really nice, and ordered a cup of cafe creme and a chou fraise chantilly. I was astounded at the price, but since it was my last day in Paris, why not trying the expensive dessert ? And it was right that I ordered it, as it was so beautiful and delicious :-)

After the happy coffee break, I went back to Grand Palais just on the face to Petit Palais, but there I saw a really long line for the exhibition of Marie Antoinette...oh, no ! I coudn't have enough energy to stand in line for hours in the heat, even though I took great dessert...so, I only got a book about the exhibition at the nearest kiosk:P and headed for the opera where was our meeting point.

I had more than 1 hours before the rendez-vous, so.

Lovely sweetshop in Marais
.. the time for shopping ! I went into a supermarket for cooling down and getting some souvenirs for my friends, parents, and my boss. I love super markets in abroad, as there are so many interesting stuff. I bought some canned pate of chicken, pork, beef, duck and boar ! I also found a cat food of hare meat which was unbelievable to find in Japan. And some chocolates and stuff...

And then the time for the last dinner in Paris ! Since it was the night of Music Festa, most tables at the terrace were taken, but we finally got one and had good dinner...with too loud strange music which forced us not to chat, but shout ! I liked the idea of Music Festa, playing music the whole evening on the summer solstice, but I preferred classical music if we had to hear at the terrace.

Petit Palais
Besides our conversation, we also had to shout so loud every time we ordered something, and it was really hard !

After dinner, I went back to my friend's apartment around midnight, listening other musicians playing blues or salsa music at every corners. It was really a fun evening, but I felt very sorry that the next morning I already had to go back to Sapporo...:(

The next morning I promised my friend to coem back there in the near future, and also would visit her mother in Marrakesh ! 

emmllerg says:
Enjoy your next vacation to Paris
Posted on: Jun 02, 2013
seeUaroundtheWorld says:
...just like "eglp" you made me hungry!!! :)
I enjoyed reading your blog. Lots of nice pictures!
Posted on: Jul 31, 2008
eglp says:
You made me hungry with all the nice descriptions :)
Posted on: Jul 24, 2008
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