We started our morning with a boat tour along The Seine, followed by a visit to Laudurée in Saint Germain where we loaded up on the most beautiful and delicious treats I've ever had. I'd heard from a few that the macarons there are the best, but you can't even begin to imagine how beautiful they are until you've actually had one. Pétal de Rose is my favorite. The inside of the shop is absolutely charming, but they wouldn't allow photos so I had to sneak them through the windows. We had a tasty lunch at Café de Flore (Rillettes, yum!!) and then enjoyed a stroll around the city in the sunshine. Ashley and I visited the Eiffel Tower after our friend Salomé went to class. We found some shelter from the hot sun under a tree where we both were pooped on by some kindly birds. Bonne chance!
On a side note, today is my birthday! We are going to Austria this afternoon for our friends wedding. My parents and I have been joking that I am returning to The Home Land as I was conceived in Austria 28 years ago. We think it's funny. :)