Thursday, August 17, 2006
Day 3, Sacre Coeur
Our last stop of the day was Sacre Coeur. Our tour guide, John, told us that this church is built on the highest, and one of the few, hills in Paris. We did not go inside. We were so tired and so hungry by now, so we bought some Parisian street food: Croque Monsieur and Crepes with Nutella. A croque Monsieur is a sandwich with ham inside and cheese on top and it is toasted. A crepe is a sort of very thin pancake. There were different varieties, but we had ours spread with Nutella, a special chocolate spread. We then took it and sat on benches in a playground at the foot of the Sacre Coeur. The boys had a blast watching the pigeons, most of which had deformed feet. Suddenly a cat (with a little luring from Daniel), lept out of the bushes and grabbed one of the pigeons. The bird got away, minus a whole lot of tail feathers. We saw the cat back under the bushes with feathers stuck in his ears!