When I last left you, we were having one may be the best brunch in Paris.
I’d love to tell you that food was the last thing on our minds, having been stuffed eating pastries and pancakes, but alas, that is not how Apsley girls work. We strolled around the corner to Bob’s Juice Bar to see what was going down.
It was the cutest little shop! Paris aren’t big on juices or health foods, so anything like this is a great find.
I walked away with a cold pressed green juice for later, whilst Katie got a fresh juice (both delicious).
Our adventuring then led us to stumble upon Centre Pompidou. Erin’s an architect student so was telling me all about the inside-out design of the building which she had studied before.
The architect in her prime.
Katie had been to the restaurant at the top with her mum when she visited, so we went up to the top to see the stunning views!
It was so, so cool. I highly recommend a trip!
I suddenly saw all these bright signs and managed to slip through a no-entrance door. Yes I know, such a rebel. I felt badass sneaking in for a good hour whilst we walked around the exhibitions. I’m not sure if we had to even pay for a ticket or if it was just free entrance for students, but I’m going to pretend it’s the first otherwise it’s a lot less cool…
The tourists in us continued. I love walking around Paris – you get to see so much of it. Avoid the metro as much as possible if you can.
People from all over the world write messages on locks and throw the keys into the river. I may or may not have done that last year.
I hear they’re removing them now though because a part of a bridge’s railing collapsed.
We also stumbled accross L’Avant Comptoir which got me so excited since I LOVED it the last time I went!
Sadly, we walked past it since we were still in the digesting process (especially after that green juice).
Not even a crêpe from there. Sigh.
Next on our walking tour was Luxembourg Gardens (Jardin du Luxembourg), which was absolutely stunning.
It was FILLED with people since it was so bloody hot!
We sat down for the first time in hours, which was incredible.
Then we thought, what could we be doing whilst sitting down? The answer was drinking wine.
Next stop, Le Dépanneur Pigalle.
There seemed to be two parts of the restaurant, one on each side of the street, seperated by a zebra crossing.
We went into the one on the right. It was much less busy – I think this is more bar-ey whereas the other is more of an eating place.
The menu still had tacos and burgers that sounded incred.
But we were here for some rosé.
Well I was anyway. The other two had white.
This was a mere pitstop before dinner. The rest of the day, once again, is to be continued.
What happens when you go to Paris for just a day and a half…