So, my Paris adventure is coming to an end but what a fantastic trip it has been! I experienced the open air markets, went to some great restaurants, took a couple courses at Cordon Bleu, went to Versailles, visited Rouen, saw a bunch of museums and mingled with the locals.
But despite everything that I did, I still feel like it wasn’t enough time. I was so busy exploring the city that I have some back posts that I still have to fill in on my blog (the post about the butter I bought, for example). Don’t worry, these will be coming shortly. I am sad to say good-bye to Paris but I purposely left a couple things (Rue Mouffetard and Centre Pompadou) out so that I have something to look forward to the next time I visit.
Interestingly enough, the things I enjoyed most were the cooking classes (go figure), checking out the outdoor markets and interacting with the store owners at the local bakeries and butcher shops. I am very impressed with the level of service that there is (like when I saw the butcher debone a leg of lamb at the market). Least favourite things were the uber touristy things like Champs-Élysées, going to the Louvre in the middle of the afternoon (crazy gong show with the crowds) and the tourist central areas such as Galleries Lafayette, Printemps and Fauchon.
But after experiencing this wonderful visit, it got me thinking…wouldn’t it be nice to live in Paris for a year and sign up for Cordon Bleu? Perhaps if I ever win the lottery – you never know!
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Sounds like you had an amazing trip Lisa!
When you were visiting Rouen did you find the city reminded you of the setting for Beauty and the Beast?
Haha! That is so funny! I mentioned to my friend that it had a Bavarian feel to it like some cities in Germany so yes, I can see how you would get that. That place was one of my highlights of my trip because the city centre feels like a small town/village. All of a sudden I want to do a farm stay in Normandy to see how they make all that amazing cheese! Have you been to Rouen? When were you there?