We woke at 9am. We went out for some groceries and made breakfast. We then decided how we would spend our day. The weather is sunny and cool – of course we are going for a walk!
Today’s walk is from the “A Paris Walking Guide”, the “Parc Monceau Neighborhood.”
We love this neighborhood! We stayed here for a week last summer. Parc Monceau is quiet and surrounded by lots of lovely homes – homes that were once elegant mansions owned by Paris’ most wealthy people. Today, the 8th arrondissement is one of the wealthiest arrondissements in Paris.
The walk covered the history of a number of the most significant buildings. We also just sat in the park and watched people with baby carriages and seniors with their dogs. The park was busy with children playing games and young couple having picnics.
After the park, we walked home and I made steak and potatoes. My DH read and I worked on the blog.
Around 9pm, we took the Metro to Rue Montorgueil where couples strolled and restaurants glowed! This street is lined with restaurants, cafés, bakeries, fish stores, cheese shops, wine shops, produce stands and flower shops. It was also the subject of one of Monet’s paintings. We sat down at a small table and shared a gelato at a popular gelato shop – cherry and dark chocolate – hmmmmmm! We could not help ourselves – what better way to enjoy a cool Parisian evening than we eat cool Parisian ice cream!
Quote of the day: “The sign says dogs are not allowed in the park!” — DH