Paris

Posted on: Monday, July 27, 2015

The travel bug in both of us led us to Paris. Fortunately, our parents were renting a beautiful, artist’s loft in Le Marais, so we used it as base for our Twin Tastes travels. We spent a week filled to the brim walking along the Seine, picnicking in the Place des Vosges, frequenting daily street markets, lounging at cafes overlooking the Eiffel tower, basking in art and culture, drinking Rosé like it was water, and of course, sampling some of the best cuisine in the world. Here are some of our favorite highlights:
Cappuccinos and people watching at Café Hugo.
Warm croissants and baguettes from La Tradition du Pain. Madeleines at La Cure Gourmande.
Daily groceries like roasted chicken, Niçoise olives, Camembert, fresh figs, macaroons and picnic fare from the Marché de la Bastille.
Onion soup gratinée, and steak frites at Restaurant Chez Paul.
Coq au vin, frog legs and shredded artichoke salad at Auberge de la Reine Blanche.
Croque monsieur (grilled ham and cheese sandwich topped with béchamel sauce) and smoked salmon crepes in the St. Germaine neighborhood.
Art fixes at the Musée de l'Orangerie for Monet's expansive water lilies, the world renowned Louvre, the Centre Pompidou for crazy post-modern and contemporary installations, Museo de Orsay for extensive impressionist collections in a converted train station, and Au Palais de Tokyo for some more innovative post-modern contemporary collections.
Retail fun on Rue de Rosiers.
The ultimate meal at Gregory Marchand's renowned Frenchie. We will relive our time at this modern bistro and its stunningly crafted dishes in the next post.
Merci to our parents for hosting a trip of a lifetime and for also capturing some shots of the two of us!

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