Lately our days have developed into a familiar pattern, usually starting at mid day (when you have daylight until 10pm, sleeping in becomes easy) where we head out to a new spot or sight to explore. On this day we decided to explore the famous food street Rue Montorgueil, known for its boulangerie (bakeries), fromagerie (cheese shops), boucherie (butcheries), fruit shops and countless cafes and restaurants. Wandering through Rue Montorgueil and taking in all the sights and smells gets us hungry soon enough, and we stopped by a cafe off the main street for some croque monsieur (grilled ham and cheese sandwich) and lasagne. Once our tummies have been filled we make our way by foot to the Jardin des Tuileries where we sit to rest our feet and people watch or just bask in the sunshine. Sometimes we pack a sandwich instead and pick the many gardens or parks around our area to sit in and relax. This time we had some framboise (raspberries) bought from Rue Montorgueil to enjoy in the Jardin des Tuileries.
Once we’re ready to head home we take a leisurely stroll along the Seine back to our humble apartment, one of my favourite parts of the day. I can’t fault this simple life in Paris.