We did have a destination for our first full day in Paris, the Jardin des Plantes or botanical gardens. Not on a lot of tourist lists, but a pleasant way to ease ourselves into Europe, or so we thought. These gardens full of ancient trees (some 200 years old) form lots of allees or rows that make a passageway leading to green swaths of grass and little flower gardens and lily ponds.
We settled at a cafe nearby and I had a croque monsieur, a ham and cheese sandwich, while David enjoyed a steak sandwich and frites. A nice treat for €8.