Hello Paris!!! As soon as we dropped off our luggage at the Lenox Montparnasse Hotel we went to dinner. We left the hotel early to give us time to figure out the Métro and find the restaurant.
We only took the taxi twice in Paris – to and from the airport. A tip for those who will take the taxi in Paris – If you call for a taxi from your hotel or restaurant the taxi meter will start from wherever the taxi driver was when he received the call. The cheapest way is to just flag a taxi from wherever you are.
Taking the very efficient Métro was the way to go in Paris. We just love the people of Paris. They are the friendliest and most helpful people. They were always people to help us navigate the Metro routes. They spoke pretty good English too.
Some stations are simple with just stairs while others are huge and fancy with elevators. At first we were confused finding which train to take but after a few trips we became experts. It’s similar to Hong Kong’s MTR just on a much larger scale. The most important thing is to remember the number of the line you will take and which exit. Easy peasy.
I chose La Fontaine de Mars since it was one of the few restaurants that was open on a Sunday night. This restaurant had very good reviews. Their website didn’t have any online reservations so I asked our hotel to make a reservation for me a month before. I’m glad I made a reservation since the place was packed.
menu (click to enlarge)
I had the crisp duck confit. It was the epitome of fine French food. Their execution was spot on. Crunchy skin, a thin layer of duck fat under and tender flavorful meat.
confit canard (duck confit) €25
Rochelle had the plate of the day which was roast chicken with mashed potatoes. Simple fare cooked with a French flair.
plat du jour (plate of the day) roast free range chicken with mashed potatoes €20
My only regret was not seeing the Eiffel Tower lit up at night. Since we were there during the summer the darkness came really late. We were there at 9:30 pm and as you can see from the pictures it was still very bright. We were already too tired to sit and wait for the lights to come on.
Restaurant la Fontaine de Mars
129, Rue Saint-Dominique
75007 PARIS 7ème
telephone: 01 47 05 46 44