Paris with Alexis

Last week I enjoyed taking Alexis and her roommate, Rebecca, to Paris.  Rebecca was leaving for America and, of course, Paris was a must see.  We visited all the popular sites.

The Eiffel Tower

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The Louvre (the below pictures are of Napoleon III Apartments)

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Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie (I didn’t get many photos.)

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Ladurée

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No photos:  Versailles, Notre Dame, Champs-Élysées, Place de Concorde, Tuileries Gardens, Metro, RER, delicious restaurants, crêpes, Arc de triomphe…

Condiments

French condiments are a little different than in the States.  For example, Aaron, Sophie and I sat down at a little outdoor cafe, in Vars, to get some hot chocolate and a snack. The waiter brought us some tartine.  Tartine is an open face sandwich, and at this little cafe it was slices of delicious french baguette and condiments on the side to spread on the baguette.  The condiments consisted of little jars of Bonne Maman confiture, small packets of delicious french butter and little packets of Nutella!  That’s right, Nutella!  I love this!  America needs to get with it and start serving more Nutella!  (I have Nutella in my food storage back in the States!)  You can always find Nutella everywhere here!  Ice cream parlors serve Nutella ice cream, most dessert menus have something with Nutella, the grocery stores carry large jars on multiple shelves and locations, every holiday has some type of chocolate with Nutella/hazelnut… the list goes on and on.

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Another fun condiment that one can find here is dijon mustard.  I have been known to sneak miniature jars of dijon mustard out of a restaurant just because they are so cute and irresistible!  I love dijon mustard.  Instead of the typical little plastic packages of yellow mustard, I can enjoy little glass jars of dijon to put on a sandwich!  Love it!