We had a delicious breakfast of fresh pastries with butter, jam, and chevre, and an adorable little yogurt that came in a terracotta pot glazed blue. We had a late start getting out the door but eventually we made our way to Montorgueil Street, a pedestrian shopping area with lots of small shops and restaurants. We visited fruit and flower stalls, a gorgeous chocolatier, and La Fermette, one of the best cheese shops in Paris. For lunch we had delicious duck confit and a salad topped with roasted camembert.
Walking around the area, we stumbled upon the church of Saint Eustache. We rested inside awhile inside. The sun, shining through the stained glass windows, cast rainbows of light upon the ground, and there were beautiful multicolored candles around the edges of the building.
Once rested, we headed to two of the best macaron shops in Paris to hold a macaron tasting. We brought the treats to the Tuileries Garden, where we sampled lemon, raspberry, creme brulee, passion fruit, apricot, vanilla, chocolate, pistachio, coffee, cassis, and caramel macarons. The Eiffel Tower in the distance perfected the atmosphere. Overall, we were able to come to a conclusion that (for those who were wondering), Pierre Hermes is the best macaron shop in Paris. We liked the passion fruit, cassis, and creme brulee ones the best.
Overall, it turned out to be a lovely day. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings.. Picnic dinner by the Eiffel Tower perhaps?