Thursday, December 28, 2017

Thursday 28 December - Parc Montsouris

It was a beautiful day today with clear blue skies and little wind.  We took the metro and RER and walked across Montsouris Park.  This seems to be very similar in design to the Square des Batignolles although on a larger scale - waterfalls, lake with island, concrete simulated wooden fencing, water birds, beautiful mature trees.  There were a few green parrots in one area, their raucous cries cannot be mistaken.
This heron stayed in the same location in the sun for the thirty minutes or so it took us to walk round to get a close up view of him

We had lunch at the Chinchin a restaurant close by which we had found last year.  It is a small local one with a good kitchen and friendly service.
We both started with ravioli stuffed with langoustine in a langoustine broth which was very good indeed

Mary then had the scallops with a puree of carrots while I had rump steak with fries. Both were very good.
Mary had a white Macon while I had a dark red Cahors.  The service was very friendly and the place as well used by locals, some with small children.

After a long lunch we took the tramway to Porte de Vincennes and metro line 1 to the Bastille to take a look at the Place des Vosges.  It was busy but all I wanted to do was to stand there and take a 360 degree look at this marvelous square.

It was good to take advantage of the springlike weather as it will likely rain tomorrow.

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