Thursday, January 24, 2008

We'll always have Paris...

Today we spent the day doing two of the greatest things in Paris... shopping and eating. We went to dinner at Cafe de la Paix. It sits just outside the Paris Opera house and was designed by the same person, Charles Garnier. It was designed in 1862 during the belle epoque (the beautiful age) and used to be the place to "see and be seen" in society. We were lucky enough to get what we considered the best table in the house because it had the perfect view of the opera house. We were surrounded by gold gilding, muraled ceilings, and tuxedoed waiters (not too shabby as far as settings go). Dinner was beautiful and tasted every bit as good as it looked. It was the perfect way to spend our last night in Paris. Tomorrow we're off to Versailles in the morning (because we just haven't seen enough gorgeous palaces yet), then the Loire Valley in the afternoon.

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