Sunday, November 3, 2013

Beer break, le Phenix and dinner....

Ok, done with the cemetery - for a few minutes were were worried we wouldn't find out way out of this huge maze of a cemetery before it closed but we did. But with the anxiety and the last minute hurry to find those important graves, it was definitely time for a beer break.

We talked with two sets of women here - two from Canada
 and ok, don't remember exactly on these - they had varied backgrounds.

our friendly waiter

The afternoon beer/wine/cider break was probably one of the favorite traditions we set up - always good to just sit for a bit, enjoy the people watching and talk over what we had done all day.

So now, we had to negotiate returning home.
but we were getting pretty good at this by now

We got off near home and went for a visit to Le Phenix - the now closed bar on the site of the bar Dad visited in August or Sept 1944 after the liberation of Paris.  At least we walked the street where he must have.  We so wished there was still a bar there so we could tell our story and go have a beer for Dad!

Now close to home,  we walked back up to Montmartre to find dinner.  Judy and I were intrigued by this store - which we figured out is a health food store - or something akin to Whole Foods here in the US but of course on a typical Parisian market size...

Dinner at one of Bill's favorites because it was the cafe in the movie Amelie. - The Café des 2 Moulins is a café in the Montmartre area of Paris, located at the junction of Rue Lepic and Rue Cauchois. It takes its name from the two nearby historical windmills, Moulin Rouge and Moulin de la Galette.  It is popular because of its location and the movie Amélie

Its a 50's decor and a little noisy inside but there was no room outside.

There was live music and good food

and a lot of fun

"sharing" chocolate mousse...

poster from the movie

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