Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Paris Day 6


Day 6 in Paris did not begin as we had planned. We had originally planned on picking up our rental car and driving to Giverney and the Normandy area. When we arrived at the car rental to pick up our car, Mr. P was asked for his passport, which we left in the safe of our apartment. They could not release the car without the passport and we had already spent about an hour traveling and looking for the car rental, so we ask if we could change the reservation to another day. Fortunately they agreed, so we changed up or schedule slightly. If you plan on renting a car in Europe, or anywhere else really, make sure you take your passport to the car rental place!




We hoped back on the metro in order to visit Musée Rodin. What we found most interesting about this museum is that it was the actual home and studio of the famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He purchased the brick house in an auction sale in 1895. We love the fact that this home has so much history and that it still has the same charm as it did more than 100 years ago. 








The gardens outside the home serve as an outdoor museum and are decorated with Rodin's beautiful sculptures. The gardens are elaborate and there are rose bushes at every corner, relaxing music playing in the background, there are several hidden ponds, and we even encountered a bunny nibbling on the grass in front of the old house. 


















This was one of favorite museums in Paris, because it was beautiful and not overwhelming in size.



After leaving Musée Rodin we continued to walk toward the Eiffel tower and walked in front of Dôme des Invalides. The tomb of Napoleon is housed in the beautiful building. We were getting hungry, so we didn't go inside, but this is a must the next time we go to Paris.






A friend of ours recommended that we eat at Café Constant located at 139 rue Saint-Dominique. She raved about how good that food was that we had to go and check it out for ourselves. The two-story restaurant was packed with locals and we had to wait about 30 minutes to be seated, however it was worth it. This meal was Mr. P’s favorite of the entire trip! 



For appetizer we had parmesan risotto with salted cod that had a poached egg and fresh herb on top. The saltiness of the cod balanced all the flavors of the dish. It was divine!




Mrs. P had an Escalope of Veal Cordon-Bleu. The veal was tender and perfectly cooked and served with pasta in a butter and white wine sauce. Once you cut into the Veal Cordon-Bleu, the warm cheese slightly oozed out! It was delicious. Mr. P had the special of the day, which was a pan seared duck breast with a orange butter sauce, severed with a cumin and carrot purée.  Where do we begin? The duck was perfectly cooked and sliced super thin, it would melt in your mouth! The cumin and carrot purée was so smooth and silky, it was the perfect compliment to this dish! We were so full that we decided not to have dessert but maybe we should have stuck around a little bit and had something. We bet it would have been great!









After lunch, we headed over to Champs de Mars to take some daytime pictures of the Effiel Tower. It rained on and off throughout the day, so the grass was wet and we couldn’t have a picnic there as we had originally planned. However, we made the best of it and carried on with our umbrella in tow.




We then crossed over the Seine river and headed over to Trocadéro to get another view of the Eiffel Tower. We don't know about you but, you can't get enough of seeing the Eiffel Tower. 





Sometimes you forget you are in Paris and the Eiffel Tower reminds you where you are in the world. It's just breath taking. From Trocadéro, you will have one of the best views of the Eiffel Tower. So make sure to check it out.  




From Trocadéro we walked along the Seine river back to the Latin Quarter. We called it a day a little early because Day 7 was going to be a long day. Read all about it in our next post.


33 comments:

  1. So gorgeous! Looks like you really lived it up in Paris, C+M!

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  2. Amazing trip. How long did you guys go for?

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    1. 8 days... Day 7 we went up to montmatre and day 8 we went to the normady area... can't wait to share!

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  3. SO jealous. I love Paris and the Rodin museum is one of my favorite spots. Lucky you!
    xo
    E

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  4. All of your pictures are making me miss Paris so much! I need to make a trip back soon!

    xx Kait

    ChickadeeSays

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    1. Paris is like NY.. You can go multiple times and do something different each time..

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  5. Beautiful pictures.
    Always leave room for dessert! Blessings dears. Catherine xo

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    1. lol.. Yes but when the food is so good.. You don't want it to go to waste.

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  6. Ooooh Paris looks wonderful, I'm so jealous!

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  7. I would love to go to Paris one day - it looks amazing!

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  8. Oh how your lovely photos makes us miss Paris even more! Enjoy your beautiful vacation!
    Cheers

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  9. So we've already taught our son how to do "Le Penseur". We ask him to show us his "thinking face."

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    1. lol. Too cute you have to take a photo of that.

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  10. You two are so cute! Love seeing all these photos. Looks like another fun and delicious day! My mouth started watering looking at that food!

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    1. That restaurant was amazing... Seriously... cant say that enough

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  11. I remember taking oodles of photos of that staircase in the Musee Rodin...such a wonderful spot. And your meal looked wonderful!

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    1. Hands down our favorite... wish the weather would have cooperated a little more.

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  12. Oh Paris! It looks like you cuties are having a European blast!!!

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  13. Wish that I can be at Paris too. Enjoying your pictures showing great experiences and delicious food :D

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  14. I was born in Paris. I am long overdue to go back. The pictures are stunning! Thank you for taking us along with you, as it were! - Renee

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  15. I want to visit Paris so so badly every time you post about it. You are definitely killing me softly here :D

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    1. You definitely have to go you will love it

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  16. Cafe Constant was hands down my favorite place that I ate at when I went to Paris. The wait was well worth it, cause the food was just amazing. I'm still raving about that meal!

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  17. All of your pictures are making me miss Paris so much! I need to make a trip back soon!
    Port Canaveral

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