Upon moving to Paris, I wanted to live near metro Strasbourg--Saint-Denis or rue d'Alsace for sentimental reasons. (You may remember I studied there?) I ended up in 17ème instead. Recently though, I've been apartment-hunting for my next home, and in the process, considering other arrondissements. With a limited budget and a
desire need for a kitchen, many prospects have been located near Montparnasse.
I don't like the area because it's lacking in classic Parisian charm. And, in my opinion, the only redeeming qualities of thefirst, second, and third time. This fourth trip will be extra special though. First, because Berlin is my boyfriend's hometown. Second, because I'll be attending The Hive. The only downside? I'll be leaving directly from the classroom to the airport on Friday evening.
ugly tower which gives it its name are the stunning views. Then I discovered another plus: tarte flambée. There are dozens of Alsatian restaurants offering my favorite Alsatian dish in Montparnasse. A crispy crust topped with crème fraîche, sliced onions, and smoked bacon makes for a nearly perfect lunch on a rainy, spring day. Plus a side salad and glass of red for good measure, of course.
à la prochaine! I feel like the little engine that could, ha--please wish me luck.
More importantly, please help those affected by the devastating tornado in Oklahoma. My heart is with OK.