Trained from Chasseneuil (Futuroscope) to Paris Montparnasse, then jumped metro to head towards Issy les Molinaux. In Issy (well, now I know before then) things got messy. I got out a stop early, walked all over southwest Paris, and finally two hours later found my hotel. Yay! Sigh…
Actually, all that said it wasn’t that bad. I was hot and sweaty, but otherwise it was a nice day and a nice walk. Got to my room, sat down and started planning my evening. Which called for shopping and dinner. Shopping was another 15 minute walk. Found tons of stuff for my family, which hopefully they’ll appreciate. Then had to carry said things back to the hotel… Put stuff down and threw some stuff in the refrigerator for later, then it was off for dinner.
Dinner was not far from the hotel at all. It’s distance may actually have had something to do with its selection. But it was well worth the visit. Little more expensive than its weekday online menu had suggested, but I don’t think I got ripped off. La purée de pomme de terre est peut-être le meilleur j’ai eu. No joke. The crême brulée was not as good as I’ve had other less notable places this week, owing to a distinct burnt-ness in the flavor, despite not appearing burnt. The meat was delightful at a medium temp. And the vin, bon, as well.
Well, I had noticed on the way back from shopping that I could see the top of the Eiffel Tower. That meant it was fairly close right? Snicker. I knew that wasn’t the case, but as I considered it through dinner, I came to the conclusion that I had nothing much better to do this time of the evening. And so leaving the River Café, I started walking north along the Seine.
Now before, I have made comments to the effect that I wasn’t all that interested in the Eiffel Tower. But it truly is impressive when seen from up close. That’s a lot of metal and whatnot. It was a shame that it was already so late and I couldn’t get up into it. And the street vendors are rather pushy, I might add!
Well, tomorrow is another day of exciting things to see. So I think I am calling it a night (early morning already!) Ah, well. Au revoir!