Place #29: La Javelle

Last week, I was back in Paris again for work. It was another last minute trip, and caused two separate weekend trips to become one long multi-stop trip. One of the developers in the Paris office is really great at welcoming us to Paris and making sure that we’re not left to wander Paris by ourselves. On Tuesday evening, he and his friend took us to what I later discovered is a beer garden.

Place #29: La Javelle, Port de Javel Bas, 75015 Paris, France

Along with selling beer, there was food, wine, and cocktails. It’s right on the river, and they have lots of patio furniture for people to sit on. Not enough though; we ended up just sitting on the edge of the river (which I wasn’t particularly mad at). We got a couple pizzas and a bowl of muscles to share. And people other than me and one of my coworkers got drinks. I had a sip of a couple of their cocktails which were good. This location was originally pitched to us as a place to dance, but the patio furniture was never cleared to make the dance floor. None of us were particularly upset by that, because we were having a great time just chatting. There was a hot air balloon ride near by that was attached to a cable and just went up and down. I wanted to go up, but by the time we got around to checking it out, it was closed.

We could see the top of the Eiffel Tower from where we were. The Eiffel Tower has twinkle lights that turn on for 5mins every hour, starting once it’s dark. I was surprised to see it sparkle three times; time was flying by. We left when the place closed down at midnight. I wasn’t really tired because of jet lag.

Other new places this week:

  • Lee Kitchen, a fancy dim sum restaurant at Pearson Airport
  • Mercure Paris Arc de Triomphe Etoile Hotel
  • Le Sens Unique, a true french restaurant
food
Duck breast with the fanciest scalloped potatoes I’ve ever had
  • Merci Jerome, a bakery
  • Eric Kayser, another bakery
  • Creperie A l’Etoile d’Or, crepes for dinner!
  • Lacombe Cafe, for an evening cup of tea and chat with coworkers
  • La Poste, the French post office to buy some stamps

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