Sunday, April 18, 2010

Paris Je T'aime

Hello girls,
One of the greatest things about being an Eternal Intern is the free time it affords. Every friday (depending on the work load) my boss sends us home at lunch to enjoy a long-ish weekend.  It makes the week (and the lack of salary!) a little more bearable and I get to spend a little time with the city I adore.  Unlike my fellow Parisians, I am still completely in love with this city!  I have lived here for years and yet I always find a new rue to meander down or a quartier to explore.

A few years ago, a very savvy amie gave me a book called Paris Insolite and since then I have read it cover to cover and then over again!  It has some random and often overlooked sights in this fair city that even the most knowledgeable Parisian may not know.  There is nothing better than a sunny afternoon spent wandering the streets with the boyfriend.  On friday, we decided to see Paris' narrowest street (a bit of a disappointment!) and the only remaining Appel de Preparation à la Defense from World War I.  Seriously, you never know what you'll stumble across!

Today, we hit the streets again to check out other hidden gems.  From the 6th arrondissement we made our way to the Rive Droite.  After a pause for the most delicious Baklava from a bakery on rue des Rosiers and a petit cafe at the darling Cafe Charlot (an Eternal Intern favorite!) we did a little shopping on the Rue des Francs Bourgeois.  We eventually wandered up to République and then on to the Canal Saint Martin (if you know Paris, you know we did a lot of walking!) where we stopped again for an apéro at the adorable Hotel du Nord.   Exhausted (and a little tipsy!), I am now back in the 6ieme arrondissement mentally prepping for another week with the delightful Victoire!   I just hope she had a as nice a weekend as I did so she'll be in a better mood.  Here's hoping...

I hope you both enjoyed your Sundays!

Bisous x x x Ophelia

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