Sunday, October 09, 2011

Un aperçu

After my refreshing drink, I headed out again to look for some lunch. I walked along the rue Saint Dominique looking at restaurant menus, but nothing spoke to me. Until I got to the end of the street. There was an old favorite: le Champ de Mars, a great café very close to the Eiffel Tower. The terrace was sunny and the umbrellas were out. I sat down.

The Eiffel Tower seen from the Avenue Rapp.

Lunch was a big mixed salad and some nicely chilled white wine. Yum. After lunch I still had time for more walking before meeting my cousin Mark and Julie at the Rodin museum. I decided to head up to the river on the Avenue Rapp and walk back toward the Esplanade des Invalides. On my way I was treated to glimpses of the tower rising up above the buildings.


  1. We're not far behind and hoping to catch up at Rodin's Museum. Don't walk too quickly, Sue can't keep up.

  2. I getting nostalgic for Paris. Time for another trip.

  3. Love the views of the tower from rue Rapp. I also enjoy the rue Cler.

  4. I remember reading the tower was supposed to be temporary, and most Parisians thought it a dreadful eyesore. And now.....

  5. All your recent posts are leaving me quite hungry - not to mention missing Paris.

  6. leon, not to worry. I'm much slower now than I used to be.

    chris, didn't you just get back? ;)

    evelyn, it's a nice neighborhood!

    michael, yup!

    bosguy, sounds like you need to do some trip planning!

  7. I have never seen the tower from that view before.


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