Here is an immediate disclaimer: this post will not do Paris justice! Our stay was barely 3 days, and we got
Day 1 in Paris started with getting locked out of our hostel (did we mention they closed from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for no good reason?), so we didn't have much time to plan out our day before we set to the streets. It was drizzly, so we made a beeline for the Louvre, one of the few indoor activities on our wishlist. It was the perfect way to pass a rainy afternoon!
From there we wandered into a vegan bakery, Vegan Folies. They mostly had delicious-looking cupcakes, but we asked if they had any gluten-free options. Turns out, they had a cheesecake with a chestnut flour crust. It was delectable! We also indulged in some Bionade fizzy juices... Elderberry and Litchi! What a lovely reprieve from the rain and cold.
|Chestnut-crust chocolate cheesecake and bionade fizzy juices at Vegan Folies.|
Our picnic was simple: baguettes and corn cakes with vegan pate, hummus, and carrots.
|Our best shot with le eiffel tower|
Day 2 in Paris included some errands, and some wandering, but most importantly, an epic visit to The Loving Hut. It's an international chain, but if you ever find yourself in a city with a Loving Hut, do yourself a favor and visit. The menu is customized to the cuisine of the area, with a little Asian twist. We pigged out!
|Spring rolls, veggies and rice noodles|
|Vegan, Neapolitan banana split... YUMMO|
|Cardamom rose lattes... yes please.|
There was a lot we missed, gastronomically and culturally, but all in all Paris was a great stepping stone to the start of the Camino...........