|and serenaded again on the metro...this is becoming a habit!
|the first glimpse of the Eiffel Tower
|a double decker merry-go-round
|Everyone has to have a picture in front of the Eiffel Tower!
|Oh my goodness, my ears were soooo cold!!
|The Peace Monument
|The word "peace" is inscribed in 32 languages and 12 alphabets on the glass and 20-foot-tall metal columns standing sentries on either side.
|the classic metro sign
|Galleries Lafayette, a beautiful department store
|the glass dome in the center of Galleries Lafayette
|a rooftop view of the city
|the back of Opera as seen from the roof of Galleries Lafayette
|we were absolutely freezing!
|a glimpse of Montmartre and Sacre Couer
|Another of my favorite macaron stops, this one is Pierre Herme.
|Mucha Cafe for lunch near the Musee d'Orsay
|sporting my new hat that I got at a stand outside of Galleries Lafayette because it was FREEZING!!
|Ben's steak tartar that had been cooked to medium rare
|french onion soup
|standing in front of Musee d'Orsay and wishing they were inside where it was warm!
|one of my favorite spots inside of Musee d'Orsay
|The Louvre from the outside. We didn't go inside on this trip.
|Our dinner spot in St. Germaine and one of my favorite places to eat
|a really good wine or at least it was to us
|the wonderful salad and vinaigrette
|the wine list
|preparing our plates tableside
|steak with "special sauce" and fabulous frites
|ice cream in caramel sauce
|my favorite profiteroles!
|Ben's Irish Coffee that wasn't as good as he hoped it would be