On my second day in Paris I enjoyed being a total tourist.
I started off my day with a visit to this elegant pâtisserie,
where one finds, I am told, the best macaroons in Paris.
A few of these jewel like confections in every imaginable flavor made for a perfect little treat for later in the day.
Lunch time in the Tuileries was happily busy & crowded. It can be hard to find an empty chair but the wait is worth it for a typical Parisian picnic in the park.
After a visit to the Jeu De Paume & the Musée de l' Oranerie, which proved to be both beautiful & a cool respite from the heat.....
......I found that the crowds had dispersed & that there were chairs to be had to wile away the afternoon.
I made my way to Le Marais & bought a falafel here where they most certainly have the best of its kind in Paris.
I walked to la Place des Vosges where, although I am a big fan of the iPad, I was surprised to see this. Large screens are place in front of buildings, which are under renovation & advertisers pay large sums to put their mark on the exterior. I guess I would have to say at least that it was discreetly done with the photo of the building underneath.
I ate my falafel in the park, my second picnic of the day. There was a lovely & lively atmosphere. It seems everyone comes out in the early evening, children playing, tourists & residents alike sitting on benches or lounging in the grass.
When I am alone, I rather prefer to eat this way, although there are many lovely little bistros & restaurants to choose from.
I did treat myself to some of the most delicious handmade sorbet I have ever tasted, which was delightfully refreshing.
Afterwards, I simply wandered the streets marveling at the beauty of this magnificent city.
I passed some of the grand monuments as the light was fading & the sun setting.
It was another beautiful day in Paris.