Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ile Saint Louis

Last day of our trip in Paris was spend wandering around Ile Saint Louis and Ile de la Cite. We dump our bags at the left luggage at Gare du Nord which I would recommend if you have time to spare in Paris before catching the train back to London as it is fairly cheap (I think it was 7 euros for a hold that would fit a trolley bag + bagpack) and allows us to wander more easily

bird market, Paris
First stop is Ile de la Cite. There is a flower market on most days (I think) but on Sunday the bird market adds another dimension of colour and sound! Locals (mainly older men!) are out and about checking out the birds and a few stall owners also sell other house pets - we saw rats for sale and I am not sure I would classify that as pets...yuck!

Then moving on to Ile St of our favourite bits in Paris. Very very touristy but it is still possible to find a nook somewhere to enjoy the view (of the many bridges / Notre Dame / Parisians / tourists). The first apartment we rented was on this island and we still reminisces about 'that apartment'

One final look of the grand Notre Dame.


St Regis cafe
The pub that serve the dark beer is closed - bit of a bummer as it is the perfect spot to watch the world go by and listen to the street musicians and the sun was out! dang! So we ended up at the cafe opposite - pricey brunch but you get what you paid for - tasty wholesome food + the view

Love padlock - we saw this in Puglia too! Very much an 'awwww' moment....but at the back of your mind your evil twin just thinks....I wonder how many of these couples are still together (bad thoughts!)

au revoir Pareeeeeee.....

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