Based on our friends' recommendations, we decided to drop by a bakery near the hotel to grab breakfast on the go. Mr. J got a fresh baked croissant and I chose the chocolate version. Talk about heaven!
Anyway, we used the Metro to head to the Musee de Louvre in hopes of beating the crowd. I wish we woke up just an hour earlier since we still faced a line once we arrived. Whatever you do, do not miss out on this museum. It's massive and can be overwhelming, so be careful. We decided to see some highlights and come back again one day to see the rest of its treasures. There's just so many things to see, so little time!
Bet you didn't know you could take a picture of her, did you? I was surprised, but I guess the glass case around her is supposed to protect her enough.
We had some major fun around the Louvre.
On the grounds of the Louvre:
The entrance to the Tuileries, the beautiful gardens behind the Louvre.Cathedral de Notre Dame based on Frommer's advice on Paris when you only have a few days available. First up, the pretty Seine River right next to the Louvre.
Left Bank. We really lucked out with beautiful weather!
Sainte-Chapelle on our way to Notre Dame. Unfortunately, there was a special event going on that day and tourists were not allowed entrance. I was so sad since I've heard this chapel is beautiful.
Anyway, we made our way to a random restaurant across the street from Sainte-Chapelle for our first Parisian lunch. Mr. J just wanted the French onion soup (or is it just onion soup since we were in France?) and I ordered an egg baguette. Both of us finished every last bite. Soooo good.
I want to point it out now that I in fact ate a whole loaf of bread in addition to drinking a whole bottle of wine alone every day in Paris. There's something way better in the food since I didn't gain an ounce despite my large appetite. I guess the miles of walking we did every day also helped. lol.
Luxor Obelisk, a gift from Egypt.
Arc de Triomphe is in the middle of a super busy traffic circle. It took me a few seconds to realize that there are underground passageways to get to the entrance. lol.
Chez Clement. It's on Champs-Elysees, very close to the Arc. We didn't know it when we ate there, but it's apparently a chain. However, it's a Parisian chain and it was delicious to us!
Do you see the pots and pans in the ceiling? lol.
My favorite course, dessert: