Fri 9 Dec Got off to a later start – drizzled until noon. Went up to the top of the Eiffel Tower in the lift. It’s much higher than the 2nd floor which was as high as I had previously been. The view was great – could see many of the places we had visited.
Took the Metro to the Jardin des Plantes area and had lunch in a lovely French restaurant. A fixed price €14 for main and dessert. The food was fantastic. Matthew had trout and crayfish tails. Saw an excavated Roman arena and then walked through the Jardin des Plantes.
The Metro was pretty crowded on the way back. Finally bought a replacement bag (nothing special) at the Metro. Not very hungry after the big lunch. A lovely birthday!