La Rochelle – Do you like your seafood simple? Le P’tit Bleu (small Blue (Boat)) offers exactly this. You can choose between oysters, sword shell (“Couteaux” extraordinary good), squid, sardines, shrimps and a piece of butter and bread. You also have a choice of beer and wine, and that’s it.
The simple restaurant is located directly on the harbor of La Rochelle and offers a great view over the castle, the old town and the incoming and outgoing ships at high tide. I have rarely seen such an extreme change of tides as on the French Atlantic coast.
The terrace offers simple tables outside and is only open in good weather.
Seafood, water and wine, bread, butter, what else
Le bateau P’tit Bleu
Huitres, bread and butter
View: port La Rochelle, waterfront
Address: quai des Sardiniers, 17000 La Rochelle
Paris – For Sunday evening I wanted to surprise my hubby with a restaurant I knew from my last year’s visit to Paris. It was recommended by a Parisian friend and has probably one of the most beautiful views over the Eiffel tower.
The restaurant is located inside the museum de l’homme (museum of mankind) and has a beautiful terrace. Unfortunately, a kind of small summer thunderstorm started, just when we arrived and it was just pouring down.
But luckily we got a table at the window and enjoyed the view anyhow. If you plan a trip to Paris maybe you should know that every single night at 10 p.m. there is a 5 minute light show around the Eiffel tower and it is worth watching it not only for the Romantic people among us.
The food is also quite good and service very professional, book your table in advance and insist on a table with view.
Eiffel tower – view from boat trip
Noisette (espresso macchiato)