Parisian Restaurant, near the Gare du Nord

Arriving in Paris in a snow storm, without reservations we walked out of the Gare du Nord where the Eurostar and dropped us, turned left and found a 1-star hotel for €40/night. However there wasn’t much for breakfast. We ended up in this little cafe opposite the train station, whose name I forgot to write down. It was cosy and seemed full of locals though they boasted “un petit dejeuner anglais”  which came with bacon and eggs! While we were waiting I snapped this shot. The camera was determinded that it needed flash – but I knew it wouldn’t work with the mirror. So I just braced against the chair back and I think it came out OK.

The locals were looking at the crazy tourist, but really you don’t get this type of decor in a cheap restaurant in my home town!

Paris restaurant interior


  1. Vi on April 12, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Lis, photo breaks layout of the post on Firefox (v11), thought it looks good on Internet Explorer 8

    • Elisabeth on April 12, 2012 at 9:34 pm

      Thanks – will have to ask the technical bods for help on that one!

  2. Alex Chris on April 14, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Lis Photo looks good, no worries about that..One think I noticed with French restaurants is that they don’t have the menus in English and if you don’t know French you are in trouble…

    • Elisabeth on April 15, 2012 at 9:22 am

      Actually I found more English in French restaraunts than I did German ones… I’m sure there is now an app for it- but for common languages I have survival language skills which include the important words: beer, wine, chocolate, desert, that sort of thing!

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