Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Tuesday, January 10—Back to Paris
Tuesday morning, Julien came by Louis’ to take us to the train station to return to Paris to attend our customer focus groups.
We arrived at the hotel (near Montparnasse) just in time to meet Smita and John, who had left us a note (unknown to us) to meet them at 1:00 pm, the exact time we arrived. Scott and I walked up the street for lunch (a delicious pizza and an appetizer of smoked salmon.) I normally would feel bad about eating pizza in Paris, but after several days of very authentic French cooking, I was fine with pizza. Ours had ham, cheese, and mushrooms, with a very thin crust. I drizzled mine with an olive oil infused with peppers and herbs--very hot.
After lunch, Smita, John, Scott and I walked down the street to grab some coffee, then headed to the find the facility where our focus groups were to be held. Dropping our things off, we walked towards Les Invalides to see Napoleon's tomb. On the way, we had a magnificent view of the Eiffel Tower.
Following the focus groups, we walked back to a small bar near the hotel, called "Bueret," for a glass of wine before going to bed.