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La Cochonnaille, Saint-Michel, Paris, France

Close to the hotel was another restaurant I’d passed and wanted to try one dinner time. And this evening was the time.

Around 6pm on a Friday evening I was perusing the menu from the street and saw that La Cochonnaille offered a set menu for dinner.

The restaurant was already quite well patronised when I walked in but I was given a small table just inside the door out of the cold weather.

For my main course I chose Pork Fillet Mignon and for desert an Apple Tart. To drink I chose the French house wine from the Cotes Du Rhone.

The Pork Fillet Mignon, which is listed as a house specialty, was cooked superbly and tasted great.

The Apple Tart desert with ice cream and cream was a good finish to the meal.

A very decent French meal, and a restaurant I’ll make sure I visit again next time I visit Paris.

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Castel Café, Paris, France

My first full day in Paris saw me wake up at a relatively sane time and after the continental buffet breakfast at Albe Hôtel I decided to go for a walk.

And walk I did, along the left bank of the Seine from St Michel to the Eiffel Tower, only straying from the river due to all the construction that’s taking place.

I went up the Eiffel Tower last time I was in Paris so I didn’t stop this time but just milled around, taking some pictures before deciding I was feeling a little peckish.

On the south side of the tower is Avenue de Suffren with a fair number of cafes.

As it was only around 11:00am lunch service wasn’t started yet so I opted for a 2nd breakfast.

Castel Café is your typical Parisian cafe with tables inside and on the footpath outside. As it was quite cold I chose a table inside but next to the window so I could see the world go past.

There is a breakfast special that gives you a juice, a coffee and pastries & bread for less than €10.

I think that this would be a great place to sit outside on a warm Paris summer evening.

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