Thursday, September 1, 2011

STL DPB Packs It In: It's Hard To Eat Poorly In France

Chez Casimir 2

Sure, there a few McDonalds and KFCs, but not like back in the US. Our experience in France is that you have to go out of your way to eat junk
a la American.

We took the TGV, Train of Great Speed, from Avignon to Paris yesterday. (The Shinkansen has a smoother ride. Ain't no trains like Japanese trains. But which is cooler, to be surrounded by people speaking French or Japanese? Hard to say.)

Got to a rental apartment, which is such a treat compared to a hotel room. (This the second time we have used for an apartment and we strongly recommend them.) Spent part of the afternoon doing laundry (got a machine in the apt.!) and shopping for breakfast and snack stuff (no more 12€ hotel cold buffets). After checking a few recommendations for the neighborhood, we dined at Chez Casimir. True bistro atmosphere, friendly, bi-lingual staff, and food that veered from OMG THAT'S AMAZING to simple, perfect French country cooking. It made for a lovely evening.

The mega Franco-American photoblogger meet-up is later today.

Chez Casimir 4

Chez Casimir 1

Chez Casimir 3

Chez Casimir 5


cieldequimper said...

I'll let Olivier tell you who Casimir is for our generation...

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Bob, don't forget to give us the arrondissment of Chez Casimir.

Bibi said...

Ha, laughing at Cieldequimper's remark!

If you're still there and reading this, you must go to Chartier in the 10th;
7 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, for a meal (super reasonably priced) you won't forget.

Casimir's in the 10th, too, if I remember correctly.

nathalie said...

Drinking Cotes-du-Rhone eh? You haven't quite left our region then! :-)

Chez Casimir seems a great address.
Itchy finger for today? Enjoy! I look forward to your photos tomorrow!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Have a cafe noir and pastry for me Bob!! Enjoy the blogger jam!!

brattcat said...

what a holiday. keep the images coming.

Sharon said...

I'd say "have a good time" but, I don't think you can having anything else when in Paris! The last time I was there, I also had a rental apartment. It was fantastic.

Jack said...

Excellent, Bob. I hope you brought that wine glass home with you.

Ming the Merciless said...

Enjoy Paris and all it has to offer.

Virginia said...

Next trip to the city j'adore, we plan ahead so you and C. can stay at my fav flat in all of Paris. Remind me.

I'm glad you're in familiar territory. Give Paris.........ALL MY LOVE svp!:)

Virginia said... how long did that load of laundry take, deux heures????

Halcyon said...

It is hard to eat bad food in France! :)

T. Becque said...

How wonderful and fun. I'm green with envy! :)