Rainy, Cool Sunday in Paris

Bonjour,

We have been in Paris exactly one month, and today is the first full day of unpleasant weather.  How lucky are we!

We decided to do a late brunch at one of our most adored spots, the Jacquemart-Andre Museum Cafe in the eighth arrondissment off Boulevard Haussmann.  There is a wonderful exhibit  at the museum right now featuring the works of  Perugin, the teacher of Raphael, which we will see later when company arrives.  We have never seen such long lines meaning the exhibit is obviously very popular.  We waited for twenty minutes to get seated on the tea room terrace completely enclosed with heavy plastic sides so the weather was a non-issue.  We forgot to get pics of the food (sorry) but we both had a delicious spinach, salmon quiche with salad followed by an apricot tarte for Bernie and for me, strawberry short cake a la Parisienne.  All wonderful, all full of butter and pastry and French calories!  We got some pics of the inside, exterior and the pastry tray which tempts you to come up and make a very difficult choice.

The terrace at Jacquemart-Andre Cafe

The terrace at Jacquemart-Andre Cafe under the white awning

Musee Jacquemart-Andre is a former residence.  The entrance is from the rear.

Musee Jacquemart-Andre is a former residence. The entrance is from the rear.

The interior of the tea room.

The interior of the tea room.

The pastry cart filled with exquisite French desserts

The pastry cart filled with exquisite French desserts

We believe without question that Jacquemart-Andre is our favorite musuem in Paris with the Musee Rodin a close second.  Don’t miss either if you come to Paris.  Everyone has to see the Louvre, but it is so overwhelming.  The word for Jacquemart-Andre is intimate.  More on the museum after our visit.

Not a great weekend for college football in Alabama.  Enough said.

A bientot from a rainy Paris,

L&B