|The Palais Garnier is an 1,979-seat
opera house, built from 1861|
to 1875 for the Paris Opera
|We had dinner across from the Opera House at Restaurant Arola at the W Hotel.|
The modern restaurant serves a tapas-style menu. I started out with the
crab salad, the mussels and bacala.
|The soap dispenser in Arola's ladies room was too cute|
We stumbled upon Harry's Bar, the birthplace of the Bloody Mary,
|Harry's was full of old signs, memorabilia and patches.|
This was my favorite sign.
|From there we went on to Caveau de la Huchette, a famous,|
cave-like jazz club where Count Basie has played. The music
was great, but the clientele was a little strange. I had a sneaking
suspicion that it was "Swinger's Night" when we were there.
|We found a great 24 hour lounge around the corner from our hotel called|
Le Pub St. Germain. I had my first ever St. Germain cocktail. I was hooked
after the first sip. Here's Chrissy gazing happily at our pitcher of drinks.
|Lolabar at the Hotel Banke was another cool venue where we imbibed. |
The ladies room was way cool. I wonder where I can get snakeskin
fixtures like these?
|This tourist from Germany was in Paris for his bachelor party.|
I couldn't resist getting a picture with him!
|Then the whole crew joined the fun!|
|Me being silly after a long night of partying!|