Monday, May 12, 2014

May 10

Saturday, May 10:

Saturday was a free day for students to work on their personal projects; Bruce and I had an early dinner at the Cafe Louis Philippe on the Quai de l'Hotel de Ville and then walked around the Marais (the center of royal Paris in the 16th century, later the Jewish center of Paris, and now an upscale, hip, bobo -- bourgeois bohemian -- neighborhood) before walking back past Notre Dame on our way to our hotel in the Latin Quarter.


A freshly-caught sea bass for the main.......

And a lemon-meringue tarte for dessert!

Walking around after dinner in the Marais......


The Place des Vosges at night; the oldest planned-square in Europe, it dates from 1612 and became the model for European town planning.  Now it hosts a number of art galleries and shops under its arcades.

Looking west over the Seine as we were crossing the Pont Louis Philippe to the Île de la Cité heading back to the hotel. The Hôtel de Ville (City Hall) is in the background.

Notre Dame is only about four blocks from our hotel; passing by it at night means you're only a few blocks from "home."

No comments:

Post a Comment