|Place St. Michel|
|door to Paris's most narrow building|
|St. Germaine des Pres|
We then wandered way up Rue St. Germaine intending to reach the Jardins des Plantes, but our legs gave out. We crossed on the Pont de Sully, in front of the modern Insititut du Monde Arabe, and headed home, exhausted.
|pretty random building on walk home|
That evening we headed out toward the Louvre for a wine tasting tutorial located in 17th century caves under the street, down which Mary nearly tumbled because the stairs were so narrow and dark. The company running these tours is O Chateau and our guide was an amusing wine-maker/distributer fellow who did not think much of American wine, though he was familiar with the Alexander Valley. The tutorial was wonderfully informative, and we tasted fine champagne from Montmarthe, a Sancere from the Loire valley, a Burgundy, a Fronton (blend of Negrette, Ca, & Syrah), a nice Bordeaux (Cab and Merlot), and a Cotes du Rhone (Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault), my favorite. After that, time to call it a day, a fun day.