With another rainy day in the forecast, we decided to take the Metro Line 1 all the way to the end to Vincennes Castle, home to Charles V in the 12th century and then refuge for monarchs during the troubled 16th and 17th centuries. Louis XIV lived there before relocating to Versaille in 1682.
Then back to Les Halles for lunch at Chez Denise, a restaurant recommended by a family member. The food was very good, but if we ever go again, we’d order a plat to share, the portions are huge and they won’t give you a doggy bag (maybe it has something to do with Henry VIII's chef killing himself after Henry asked for a doggy bag, but no, that was England, not France...)
After lunch the sun was shining so we decided to go in search of chocolates for later to have with a nice bottle of champagne from Monoprix. Halfway to Patrick Roger, the skies opened up and the rain came down in torrents with a few loud claps of thunder to add some excitement. But what’s a little rain? Makes for more interesting photos, I think. Although I’m not going to wish for more of it, the weather is supposed to get much better as the week goes on.