Saint Germain-en-laye! Also known as a very quaint parisian suburb. Actually it almost felt like a seaside town with its trendy little shops, friendly inhabitants and affordable restaurants, except there's no sea. BUT there is a forest that starts right in the Château gardens, so there's that.
I'll try to sum up the weekend in pictures. It seems to have involved lots of food:
brunch (REAL English scones! yum!)
A bit of culture, thanks to a Debussy concert and the European Night of Museums which meant we had a wild saturday night visiting the Château-turned-archeology museum until 11PM (after dining on wine and cheese. Needless to say I was dragging myself around that château). On sunday we even tried out an organ concert and learned how organs work! Pretty complicated stuff...I may have nodded off for a minute...
And a healthy amount of shopping! Something that really got my attention in St Germain was the shop windows and how beautiful they were:
The sweetest tea shop (complete with grumpy old lady inside!)
The yummiest cheese shop
This is a bakery/cooking school where lots of little children were learning how to bake macaroons. Un cliché s'il-vous-plaît !
We had to sample a mini cherry tart from the cooking school. Oh and some chocolate from a local artisan.
Add all this to the champagne in our hotel room and you've got yourself a recipe for a perfectly yummy (cloudy) weekend!
Next I'll tell you all about the flea market we came across and what we took home with us!