Zara Overcoat , Blue Scarf from Milan (similar here) ,
H&M Sweater (old, similar here) , Gap Black Jeans , and Adidas Sneakers
Thankfully there was no more rain forecasted the rest of the week that we were in Paris, whoo-hoo! Since we spent most of the day indoors avoiding the rain on day one (read blog post here), it was nice to get out and about for day two. We started our morning at a modern art museum followed by Notre Dame and the coolest restaurant that you have to go to!
You may not be aware of the coffee situation in France, but it is not like the coffee offered in the US. Most cafes and locals drink an espresso or cappuccino. So if you are wanting a fancy pour over or actual coffee that isn't an Americano, then you will have to search out these specific coffee shops. Luckily I have found a great one in Le Marais called Loustic. The offer chemex coffee and the best homemade treats for breakfast. It is a must try if you love coffee and/or are tired of an espresso. We stopped by Loustic on our way to Pompidou.
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centre georges pompidou
I highly recommend that you purchase tickets beforehand at this website similar to the Louvre because there is a "I have tickets line" that is much shorter. And depending on how much you love art, there are multiple floors that have different galleries to look at. We chose Galleries 1 & 2 because these included Picasso which I really wanted to see. And to be honest, the top floor gallery was enough for us.
Disclaimer, if you have not watched the movie Midnight in Paris, you should watch it before going to Pompidou! Patrick and I were literally looking at Picasso's art and drawing from the movie about his personality and history to have a deeper understanding of his work. Honestly it made the gallery that much more special to me, and I was fascinated. It was incredible that Picasso and Braque stood the test through time and continued to change and mend their artistic styles with the trends and time period. This gallery takes you through all of that.
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On our walk to Notre-dame we crossed the seine river and man is the view incredible! We had planned to get to Notre-dame around sunset in order to go to the top of the tower and witness the view of Paris glistening in the sunset light. I had researched that this was one of the best views of the city! Unfortunately they created a new app signup that we did not know about and did not get a chance to go to the top. So I highly suggest going to see this view since we could not, but remember to download the JeFile app to get a time slot. Either way it is incredible to just admire from outside because the details are so good.
That night we had one of my favorite restaurant experiences yet in Paris. It was the perfect date night with Patrick! We went to Carrousel Français - Bar à Vin, Fromage et Charcuterie. So if you have ever eaten at a revolving sushi restaurant or if you are like me have just seen them in movies, then this is basically that but French style! It has plates of different cheeses and meats that are revolving down the center of the restaurant. You just pick up which ones you want and they charge you at the end. Don't forget to get a yummy bottle of wine (or two) and talk about what you've loved about your time in Paris so far.
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