Monday, March 06, 2023

Drinks in Paris

After our lunch, my friend Andy and I went up to La Villette and the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie (Science and Industry Museum). We spent most of our time there wandering through an exhibit on industrialization across the globe. The museum is huge, I described it as the Pompidou Center on steroids, and it's surrounded by a large park. Once back outside, we started walking toward the Gare de l'Est (where Andy's train would depart that evening). Realizing it was a little farther than we thought, we hopped on the métro.

Me (l) and Andy (r) taking selfies outside The Place To...

We stopped at a café called À la Ville de Provins just outside the station for a couple of drinks in the sun. When the sun dropped behind a building, it started to feel very cold, so we got up and went to have a look inside the station. It's been renovated since the last time I saw it, turned into a huge shopping mall on several levels just in front of the train hall.

We went back outside to a bar called The Place To... Strange name, but the place was nice. Andy and I sat at the bar and had another glass before going our separate ways, he to the station across the street and me to the métro. My train was leaving in just over an hour from the Montparnasse station across town.


  1. It sounds like such a nice day... and looks a bit chilly.

  2. We have been to that museum - loved the spinning jenny and the automatons.

  3. What a great day you had!

  4. Just catching up - I thought you had had your hair styled before meeting up for lunch! Very stylish! Chez Paul looks like a place to visit for a traditional lunch. I will share with my classmates. How was the tarte? Gizzards, I'm not brave enough to even ask about. I think I would order the broccoli soup instead, from the menu I saw for this week's menu formule.

  5. Such a good day you had with your friend.

  6. mitch, it was cold, but sunny. Until the sun went down.

    judy, ouiiiiiiii !

    anon, lots to see.

    evelyn, it was nice! Still, there's no place like home.

    mary, broccoli soup sounds good!

    bettyann, :)

  7. Looks like a fun visit with Andy! (for some reason I can only comment anonymously ....) Christine


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