|Steam effects from the sauerkraut and rotisserie on rue de Levis|
There was a cloudless sky today and the effects of the low winter sun were excellent. We went first to the Invalides where the sun was shining brightly on the dome. We were able to walk around to where the sun was shining to the grearest effect on the ornate golden dome.
|The Eiffel tower seen from the Invalides|
The rue de Grenelle is always interesting with it's official buildings in the west and the small shops and boutiques in the east. We made a detour to look at the Basilica of St.Clothilde and found a very quiet area.
|The magpies had a wonderful view from St. Clothilde|
|Rue de Grenelle|
The St. Germain market was not very interesting so we quickly walked along the rue de la Seine to the river with its expansive views across to the Louvre.
There is a pedestrian foot bridge over the river to the Louvre. Couples have placed so many padlocks on the railings that a couple collapsed under the weight. The places to put locks has been significantly reduced but the touts were out in force selling padlocks as well as Eiffel towers.
|Le jardin du Palais Royal|
The passage Choiseul is one passage we have not visited previously. It is long and the glass roof lets in plenty of light. It was lunch time and the small restaurants and take out counters were very busy indeed.
Dinner was at Le Relais de Venise where Benoite served us. Paul had vacherin for dessert.