I thought you might like to tag along with me on Sunday/Dimanche for a tour around Paris... A friend said you MUST see the new Branly Museum so I arrived at opening time - 11 - the line didn't look so bad...After a 30 minute wait I got a real view of the line - there's a whole S-curve curling off to the left you can't see here. Not for me!I headed over to the Galliera museum in the 16th for an exposition of French Twenties fashionAt the Musee de la Mode et du Costume de la Ville de Paris just accross the Seine.Inside yours truly, the photo thief went to work! Unfortunately it was very dark inside... Unfortunately a guard spotted me... Not that that deterred me in the least... From taking you along. More French parfum bottles...
No cafe in the Galliera so I stopped in the Musee Guimet for a quick bite of green papaya salade and a very strange duck dish...hmmm
Next stop - the SALON CUISINEZ! sponsored by Kitchen Aid, Cuisinart, Krups and Elle a Table and held at the Carrousel du Louvre.
SALON CUISINEZ! is a 3-day cooking demo marathon with classes for kids,
As well as adults. Yours truly gets to attend as "presse" since Salon du Chocolat. THANKS Paris Breakfasts readers! Please note the sardine action going on -very crowded it was indeed.
Of course there were chocolate bars lined up like sardines on sale as well as other goodies...
The classic French snack - a huge slab of Foie Gras on country bread...
Fairly exhausted by this time, I headed back to the Marais. Inside the Les Halles metro station I discovered a fabulous public swimming pool/piscine - something I forgot to do this trip and could certainly use to fight off all those macarons :(
Never mind. I ended off the day with a gelato from Delziefollie on rue Montorgueil. It's impossible to pass a gelato shop without testing their pistachio. Here an excellent pistache + a little-too-sweet canella cornetto at 3 euros for a petite. I hope you enjoyed tagging along. I've begun to pack up for my return to the real world -> New York. But there is a little problem of a strike/greve at AirFrance..ahem It's supposed to end tonight but there are no guarantees (a Fr. word!) in France of anything. Please cross all your fingers and toes and say a prayer that I make it to seat 29D on Wednesday!