Bonjour! We’re not the Sippers this time for those of you who follow this, but we three – Carolyn, Sandi and Mary Ann – are the Sweet Street Sketchers in Paris. Our flat is just off the Rue du Bac which is called “Sweet Street” because of the vast number of patisseries and chocolate shops on it. And we intend to try them all!
Sketching before we took off from Jacksonville to JFK…
On the plane – did we really go over Africa to get to Paris? I think not…
When we arrived, we got up to our 4th floor flat in our tiny elevator!
Still early in the day (Paris time), so we made a grocery list and found the fruit market, cheese shop, bakery, florist and Franprix (supermarket). The best thing was the fresh squeezed orange juice machine, a small bottle for just one euro.
While Carolyn went to the American Church, Sandi and I found the first pastry shop and had an eclair and coffee.
We came home, sketched and, too tired to cook, had a wonderful supper at the Italian restaurant next door. In bed by 9:30. (Sketches finished later…)
Sunday. After Carolyn and Sandi figured out how to get there on the bus, we attended a church service at Notre Dame, then went in search of La Charlotte de l’Isle, a tea room also famous for their hot chocolate.
On the way we found the famous Berthillon ice cream with the line down the street. Of course we had to try it.
While at Charlotte drinking our chocolate we met 3 lovely ladies from Seattle, Jeannette, Terry and Mary, and had a nice conversation in English.
And yes, it was so thick it had to be eaten with a spoon – which BTW, kept us wired most of the night!