Training into Paris' Gare du Nord from CDG airport, then Metro #5 to Bastille for a 15 minute walk to my hotel took a lot out of me -- but then again, I was perfectly happy to eat my baguette sandwich from the corner boulangerie in my room w/ the window open and tv tuned to the French Open. Heaven!
I finally ventured back out for a walk-about around 7 -- from the Bastille, to the Place de Vosges, through the Marais, down to the Seine and finally to the Hotel de Ville (City Hall) on the Seine. One of the restaurants on my list was Le Trumilou at #87 Quai de Hotel de Ville, for very good classic French meals at reasonable prices. And it did not disappoint.
|Le Trumilou Dining Room|
|The Table is Set|
|Canard Aux Pruneaux|
The meal was formidable, the place was right up my alley (in addition to being on the Seine!), and I could see myself as a Le Trumilou regular if I spent more time Paris -- Double OPA!
NOTE: The whole meal was 27EU (service compris) and the cafe creme I am now drinking sitting outside at Cafe Louis Philippe a few doors down @#66 costs 4.5EU. But it is the perfect ending to a very long day -- and I just heard the owner Gille's story about how he won the Green Card Lottery to go to the States many years ago, but could never leave. Everyone has a story...and I love my French stories.
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