Day 1. Monday, 06 April 2015. Paris


98 Rue Doudeauville, Montmartre, 18th Arrondisement.

Our first few hours in Paris have been a delight.  Our flight was short and sweet.  At 17:00h we arrived in Montmartre, in the 18th Arrondissement with just enough time to enjoy a pleasant stroll to a nearby cafe while waiting for our rendezvous with Mathieu, the owner of our lovely rented flat on Rue Doudeauville.

Our first stop in Paris.  Café Le Haltes for a glass of bordeaux.

Perched at the top of the building, six floors (110 steps) up, we have a decent view of the city and surrounding neighborhood.

View from our rented flat.

For dinner this evening, we discovered Rococo, a sweet little bistro nearby.

Decadent, creamy, Fondue de Reblochon.

The highlights were the Fondue de Reblochon, a creamy, generous delight, and the veal tartare, a delicious, coarsely chopped presentation that landed somewhere between tartare, arugula salad and a ceviche.

Vanilla profiteroles for dessert at Rococo.

We wrapped up with a luscious bowl of vanilla profiteroles, then wandered up the hill to the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre to enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the city at night.

The steep climb to La Basilique du Sacré Cœur de Montmartre.

We've stayed up late to reset our internal clocks to European time, but will be up bright and early tomorrow to explore this glorious city!

A bientôt!

George & Rose