Europe Part 2: L'Agapé, Monmarte, Museé D'Orsay & Aux Trois Mailletz
The rest of our time in Paris, we spent eating, wandering through different neighborhoods and the Museé D'Orsay, and enjoying the delicious (and cheap) wines of France. The weather remained fairly nice, though mornings were generally a bit gloomier than afternoons.
Our second day in Paris, we made reservations at a michelin star restaurant called L'agapé. Pro tip: this place has a 40 Euro lunch tasting menu that differs daily and can be paired with a wine tasting menu for an additional 20 Euro. It's AMAZING. Everything from the design of the space to the food to the atmosphere was just such an experience. It was almost surreal.
After lunch, we walked to Monmarte where we wandered through the streets until we ended up at Sacre Coeur. The chapel was stunning but the view of Paris from the steps leading up to the chapel was even better. After walking off lunch, we headed back to our Airbnb in the Latin quarter, picked up a baguette and some cheese and charcuterie along with a couple bottles of cheap and delicious wine. It started raining as soon as we got back to the apartment and there is nothing like the sound of rain on the rooftops of Paris.
Our last full day in Paris, we went to the Museé D'Orsay. If we had been visiting for longer than a brief few days, the Louvre would have been on our list but it's such a giant museum we decided to skip it. Museé D'Orsay did not disappoint. We saw works by Van Goh, Renoir, Monet, Manet,
We walked back to our apartment in the rain, stopping for an afternoon pick-me-up along the way and searching for souvenirs to bring back home with us. When we got home, we started packing up, Michael and Sam went to meet up with a friend of theirs and Eric and I went out to dinner.
Our friends recommended Aux Trois Mailletz to us, which happened to be a couple of blocks away from where we were staying. There was live music and the place was fairly packed. We were seated, both ordered steaks and sat back to enjoy the music and soak up our last few hours in Paris. After dinner, we walked by Notre Dame, where a light show was being projected onto the facade, watched a bit of that, then headed back to finish packing before heading to London the next day.
Unfortunately Meghan ended up with food poisoning and was up all. night. long. So, while we'd recommend Aux Trois Mailletz for the atmosphere, music and drinks, we don't recommend their steaks. It was a rough way to end our stay in the city of light, but we loved every other minute of the trip and now that a couple months have passed, we find ourselves missing Paris in weird, wonderful ways.