Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Paris, May 2007 : Monday

The film Amelie is set in Montmartre. In the movie, Amelie works in a cafe called Les Deux Moulins (the two windmills) - and here it is!

It's a real cafe, full of strange locals and the odd tourist who runs inside, takes a photo and then runs out.

...and here's what we ate there....

Croque mesdames, which are croque monsieurs with a fried egg on top.

And frites! Again! Hahahaha.

(Oh they were delicious)

Fortified by our brunch, we went off to look at the Pompidou centre.

A collaboration by two great architects, Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano; it is striking and instantly recognisable.

...view from the back...

After that we wandered Marais. It is interesting because you can see pre-revolutionary architecture in this area. It is also the traditional Jewish quarter and is now a trendy part of Paris.

Like all good tourists, we visited the Arc de Triomphe.

We stayed there for the sunset.

To finish off the tourist trail, here's the view of the Eiffel tower from the Trocadero.

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