Paris Day 4

A late start after a long night watching the soccer match.

Plan was to check out the catacombs. It was a 45 minute walk and after putting in 26 miles on our feet the past three days my feet were starting to bother me a bit but you see so much more of the city by foot.

We skipped coffee and food and got to the Catacombs around 1PM (desperately needing coffee and food). We settled on a place called Indiana which was a Place I’d seen in other parts of the city and served classic American fare.  It was n’t terrible but out of all the memorable meals we’ve had since we’ve been hear this was very forgettable.

Right after we purchased skip the line tickets tor the catacombs and entered at 2PM. The remains of millions of dead Parisians from the 1700 and 1800s were stacked intracately under the streets of Paris where there was formerly quarried out limestone beds. It was incredible.  Lots of people including Jen Goulart, Ken Hecht and Jim Ellis told us to go and we’re glad we did.

Took the Metro back to preserve the feet, stopped at a near The Louvre called Cafe Benjamin for a coffee and Irish coffee for Kate.  Next shopping at a store called C&A where we got Kate a furry coat.

Next made 7PM reservations for dinner near the Arc De Triumph at Brasserie Baroche.  Plan was to get tickets to go on top of the Arc at sunset to look at the views of Paris from up there.  Beautiful views, $12 Euros for the ticket to get up and looked up to the left you see Sacre-Couer straight ahead, Champs-Elysees and to the right the Eiffel tower. It was beautiful seeing all this at the golden hour.

From the Arc dinner was at Baroche and was my favorite yet!  The bread! Served warm it was soooo delicious. No need at all for butter it was scrumptious. I opted for all tapas- mushrooms stuffed with escargot in a butter garlic sauce, grilled octopus and breen ceviche in citrus and pomegranate. Kate got a chicken sandwich and French onion soup.  Delicious, great service, I’d go back and recommend it to anyone!

After dinner a quick stop into Longchamps on Champs-Elysees for a new bag.

From there, the Metro home as we wanted to get back to even after our late night on Day 3.  We stopped for some cheese, a bottle of wine and Prosecco at the corner store (the same one we circumvented twice in the pouring rain the night before) then headed to the apartment.  Kate wrestled with our newfangled washer dryer while we watched a couple of episodes of the new Netflix series “The Bodyguard”.

We’re devouring this city and loving every minute of it.

8.1 miles walking today bringing the four day total to 34 miles.

Today we have Versailles in our sights.

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