Our day started off with a bit of a disaster. We spent ages trying to find Du Pain et des Idées, circling an area for about 30 minutes before finding the boulangerie was closed on weekends. So frustrating, but I guess we should’ve checked opening times beforehand.
Luckily we were pretty close to the Centre Georges Pompidou, the queues were huge & it wasn’t our intention to visit (too much to do!), but we found a little cafe close by and got a caffeine & croque monsieur fixParis Viste which gives you 1/2/3/5 days travel on the metro & buses. Well worth the money. Notre Dame was pretty impressive, but oh-so-busy! There was some sort of platform built up for viewing it for some reason, an anniversary of some sort. Again, we didn’t venture inside, but it’s something I’ve added to my list for another visit to Paris. Inside looks pretty amazing! Les Etages at all costs… had we been on trip advisor before we would never have visited!).
The best part about this area is the Taschen book store. We hadn’t really researched around here very much, maybe there are some great places we missed?
The Louvre is MASSIVE, I never realised how big it was! It’d definitely take a few visits to appreciate everything that’s in there. At the time of writing, the ticket prices were 11€ each. There’s a problem with pickpockets at the Louvre, so be vigilant with your bag!
We ended our day at Cafe a la Fontaine, which was just below our hotel, where I had steak & Adam had confit du canard. The menu was in French, but we had wifi so did some quick translations – the staff were also on hand to translate. With wine it came to 40€, and it was just what we needed after a long walk around Paris!