Today I was feeling like I still had a cold, so we slept in and started packing up sadly, and then headed to another river cruise. This one however was only in French and English, although you could barely understand the English, and went down the Canal St Martin, which was quite different than the Seine. I really enjoyed going along and moving from lock to lock and having the water fill up each time. It was also a beautiful day out. They also had this one part where you go through these dark tunnels which was really cool.
This cruise was much longer (2.5 hours!) so it took up all afternoon. By that time we were hungry and were looking for a good place with onion soup, also known as French Onion Soup, but here it’s just onion soup. After using our Yelp app, we found a place and got some. Yum.
Ryan was being adventurous and ordered some escargot, which he had been meaning to the whole trip. He really liked them a lot!
It’s really good Ryan liked the snails, because while I got steak, Ryan got what the restaurant, Au Pied Cochon, was famous for–a pig’s trotter. I couldn’t really watch him eat it because it was just too gross to me, and Ryan didn’t like it. It was very fatty. So he ate some of my steak.
Then Ryan ordered dessert because he was still a bit hungry. He ordered a Rum Baba. We had never had that before and wasn’t quite sure what a baba was, so that’s why he ordered it. They came over and dropped off a bottle of something with vanilla and cinnamon in it. I thought it was a sugar syrup, so when Ryan’s dessert came I poured it all over.
However, turns out that it was Rum in the bottle, so it became very rum soaked! Ryan ate it anyway, which was good. Overall dinner was pretty eventful for Ryan. I enjoyed my onion soup and steak though.
We went by the wine bar where we had our tasting and tried some of their wines which was fun. Their wine bar is so awesome. We then were going to go drink the champagne Mimi brought for us, but instead we wanted to head over to the Moulin Rouge and see it all lit up at night. It certainly was a sight to see! Also there were just a ton of lights in their Red light district anyway. Some interesting stores there!
Tomorrow is our last full day!