Worth 11 Euros…

Sunday, August 30, 2015

I went to the bakery in the morning to buy some fresh pastries for breakfast!

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Two almond croissants for Seline, and three for the rest of us to share: a pain aux raisins (raisin custard swirl), a chausson aux pommes (apple tart), and croissant d’amandes (almond croissant).

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I couldn’t decide which one I liked most – all three were equally good, but I was surprised at how tender the apple tart was. Yum! The custard in the raisin swirl was delicious, and I also loved how buttery the croissant was (though a tad soggy).

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We went to Montmartre today, and were lucky to have Alexandre and Maggie join us. He behaved so well on the RER, Metro, and bus.

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I was planning to have lunch at Soul Kitchen, but unfortunately they had a massive lineup and it would be a 30-minute wait. We’d already taken a taxi, gotten lost in the Metro, and walked for half an hour – up the Montmartre mountain. Whew.

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So we decided on a place just next door – Au Relais. We sat on the patio in the shade.

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I ordered the brunch, which began with a croissant, a hot drink (I chose hot chocolate), and orange juice.

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My hot chocolate was not as rich as I would’ve liked, but not bad nonetheless. I really liked the croissant! Very crusty. The orange juice was pulpy and diluted by the addition of ice cubes. 😦

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This was the second part of my {gigantic} brunch: a mini cheeseburger, eggs benedict with bacon, fries, salad, and fresh cheese with pineapple. I gave my mini burger and bacon to Seline.

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Dessert, also included in the brunch, was a Nutella crepe.

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I found the crepe itself a tad burned, and the Nutella not distributed evenly, but the super chocolatey bites were dreamy.

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Montmartre is a really charming place!

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We got a beautiful view from the museum we visited, La Musee de Montmartre. Entrance for students was 5.50 Euros each.

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There was a building and some gardens, plus a vineyard that you could look at. I didn’t really like the art inside because everything seemed plain and somewhat repetitive, so I was wondering whether or not it was worth the 11 Euros for both of us.

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Seline found these two flies… MATING. It was cool and the highlight of our museum visit. πŸ˜‰ I’m glad we paid 11 Euros just to see this. Seriously.

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Seline was burning up in this weather!

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I thought the weather was fine though. We were in the low 30s.

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As you can see, I liked the gardens much more than the museum buildings!

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Seline complained as she straggled down the mountain behind me. It was the hottest time ofr the day and she was so grumpy.

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We arrived after 7:00 again today. Dinner was already prepared: cold Japanese noodles with egg, broccoli, and carrot.

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There was also a garlic sauce with sesame, soy, garlic, vinegar, and sesame oil. The noodles were so yummy! I think they are soba noodles. I also liked how the carrots and broccoli were steamed first – it made them much easier to devour. Unfortunately the garlic in here (raw and minced) stayed with me overnight!

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Alexandre LOVES noodles! He had more than me :O And without any sauce, too!

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For dessert, we had caneles, almond tuiles, and milk. I didn’t really like the canele, even though it’s a classic French dessert. I just found it kind of strange. The almond crisp was pretty good, though.

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Then Alexandre and I put on our shoes and headed outside to play!

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We liked playing with the rubber ball together. Sometimes they get thrown over the fence though. Oops!

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So after that, we played Ninja Turtles. πŸ™‚

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He was so exhausted from all the stairs and everything that he had an early 9:30 bedtime and Seline and I watched the Hunchback of Notre Dame. I hadn’t seen it before but it’s actually a pretty funny movie!

3 thoughts on “Worth 11 Euros…

  1. OMG–I almost vomited after seeing the flies just because I hate flies (another reason why veganism is hard for me because I don’t like all animals–especially insects!)! The brekkie croissants look so pretty πŸ™‚

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    1. AHAHA the flies were so funny! We stared at them for a long time and tried to shoo them away but they wouldn’t move :O
      I don’t think anyone likes insects, vegan or not! Thank you… about the croissants not the flies LOL

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