The south side of the Seine River in the center of Paris is known as the Left Bank (in French: La Rive Gauche). This small park, Square René Viviani, nicely frames the Notre-Dame Cathedral in the background. Notre-Dame sits in the middle of the river on an island.
There are a few pedestrian-only streets that wind through the area and are very popular with the tourist and local crowds for lunch.
And barely a stone's throw from the river, Amy found us the oldest vegetarian restaurant in Paris, Grenier de Notre Dame (1978), where I enjoyed this avocado-mango-sesame seed appetizer.
The water and wine is gone so I guess lunchtime must be over. We've been trying out the French-style two-hour lunches with wine - très bon!
After lunch, wandering further brought us to this outdoor stand where made-to-order crepes filled with Nutella were the speciality - of course, we had to have one to warm us up on this winter day in Paris..........ah yes, a fresh, warm crepe in Paris, how fitting........bon appétit!