May 09, 2014

Paris, Day Quatre: Locks, Rain and Hot Chocolate

Santa {ahem} had given Kern a lock in his stocking back in December and it was finally time to lock it to the bridge.  We wrote our names, our wedding date and "April 2014" on the lock before selecting a spot on the Pont des Arts.


We threw our keys into the Seine to seal the deal!


We walked back to Notre Dame and actually went inside after passing it several times.  It was beautiful and so special to walk through.


The next stop was at Angelina for a delicious lunch.  I had the best Croque Madame of my life (and I've eaten many) and Kern enjoyed a club sandwich.


For dessert, we split a cup of Angelina's famous hot chocolate and a selection of macaroons--pistachio was the best!  I am still dreaming of this amazing chocolate beverage...


After lunch, it was GREEN CHAIR time again!  We got a front row seat in Tuileries Garden and people watched until we felt energetic enough to carry on for the afternoon.


We walked around a little more before deciding to get on the metro and do some more exploring in Montmartre.


We made it to the base of the church just as a spontaneous rain storm started!  We dashed up the sidewalk and decided to climb the tower to stay out of the rain.


We were rewarded with more amazing views of the city.




After taking in the views, we realized we were wet, cold and hungry.  We immediately walked straight to a cafe on a little plaza for a drink and a snack.  It was the end of the work day, and we enjoyed watching all the locals coming home from work with their baguettes tucked away under their arm.


We had seen a little restaurant on the first night we came to Montmartre and decided we wanted to go back and try it.  Each course was delicious, but I have to share this photo of my french onion soup.  It was legendary--each bite was savored!


Come back next week for our final day in Paris and thoughts and tips on travel!

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