Last Look at Paris

Today we ventured on the train to central Paris. After an hour and several delays we arrived at Chatelet…the French train system is great when it works.

We crossed the Seine on our way to lunch at Cinq Mars, a restaurant recommended by Christopher Kimball of Cook’s Illustrated.
The prix fixe lunch was sublime…mushrooms en croquette, broiled cod and mashed potatoes. For dessert I ordered mousse au chocolate and she brought a bowl with 2-3 quarts from which I served myself! It was great and we may have overdone it. This is a little restaurant to visit again.

Then we went to Musee d’Orsay for one last visit. As happens, the exhibits had changed. Much to Jean’s dismay there were no pastels on display, particularly Redon whose work we wanted to see again. It is difficult to be disappointed at a museum like d’Orsay, but we were a bit let down. We made do with all the other impressionist and post impressionists. 😉

Our ride home was as long due to delays with the hotel shuttle from the train station. It was a long day. Up early tomorrow to fly home.


A view of central Paris.


Swans in the Fountainbleu Forest yesterday.

About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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3 Responses to Last Look at Paris

  1. Robin Cook says:

    It will be exciting to have you home again. Love those swans!!

  2. Carolyn Raham says:

    Thank you for keeping us posted on your fabulous trip!!

  3. Jean-Paul Dumont says:

    Best wishes for a safe return flight!

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