Friday, October 8, 2010

Passport To Paris: Rendezvous With Kambra, Part Three

Bonjour again French Charmed readers! Did you miss me?! I promised I'd be back to share a quirky, fun day trip a local Parisian took my sister and I on while we were visiting The City of Love in August. It's definitely not your average tourist experience, but rather some charming spots enjoyed by locals. And really, what better way to experience a city than how the people who live there enjoy it? As they say, when in Rome!

Our little adventure began at Arnes de Lutece, a 1st-century amphitheater where circus acts and gladiatorial contests happened back when Paris was a Roman civilization. It's mostly used by children for baseball and other playful activities these days, but you can definitely envision the spectacular history that must have taken place there while standing within the round.

This sweet little jazz record store is just steps from Arnes de Lutece, and it's definitely worth a gander. What's a trip to Paris without a little music purchase?

Just a few minutes walk from Arnes de Lutece lies the National History Museum (Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle). We didn't have time to go inside, as we spent most of our time wandering the beautiful gardens located in the back of the building! What's more, the site also offers a fun menagerie!

Naturally, we were starving after our walk through the gardens, so we stopped for tea and dinner at La Mosquee, which is a fabulous Moroccan restaurant with the most unbelievably delicious desserts! Obviously, it's not traditional French food, but it's nice to have a variety of meal options when you're visiting a foreign country for several days!

Sweet, sweet tea that lingers on your tongue with a faint scent of flowers and honey.

Delicious rabbit Tangine with prunes and pine nuts.

These desserts were seriously the most amazing thing we ever tasted. And the restaurant generously lets you pick a small variety!

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