This morning we went to the market on President Wilson Boulevard and enjoyed seeing a wide array of products and foods.
President Wilson Market 2019See images »
After a light breakfast/lunch we took the bus over to the Opera area, this was a big mistake, which turned out to be an adventure. It seems that the yellow vests were somewhere in the area and the City stopped the bus and took it out of service. Stranded we headed for the closest metro station and continued our journey. The opera area was mobbed so we headed down to the river and decided to check out the replacement railings on the Pont de l’Archevêché from the island where Notre Dame is located to the Left Bank. However don’t sell the lovers short where there is a will there is a way.
[Norte: Update on gilets jaunes (yellow vests) The march, which began at the Arc de Triomphe, at the top of the famed avenue, looped through both sides of the Seine River before ending at the top of Luxembourg Gardens on the Left Bank.]
While walking around Pat snapped some photos along La Seine and one of Saint Sulpice which has become a well known location due to the movie the Da Vinci Code.
Again the bus stopped for no apparent reason without explanation so we navigated the metro back to the apartment not the most direct route but we made it back to pick up wine at Nicolas.
For dinner we selected a local Italian restaurant (Le Crio Bistro Italian) for pizza and salads. Pat had a house salad of arugula, tomatoes, dried tomatoes and parmesan cheeses, I opened to get the antipasto Ciro which was outstanding a bed of arugula with a mozzarella drizzled with a basil olive oil the size of a tennis ball, dried tomatoes, roasted egg plant, shaved fennel, a generous portion of Prosciutto, and fresh steamed artichoke hearts. The pizza, we ordered the Bufala e Parma, Tomate, tomates cerise, mozzarella di Bufala et jambon de Parme was a bit of a disappointment. It was like the mozzarella and ham were added as an after thought so we will not be adding Ciro to our recommendation list unless you’re in the market for a lunch of salads. The bistro did get good reviews so it may have beens mixup in the kitchen.
Steps today = 16,206 or 7.4 miles (-821 calories)