We found overselves walking around the currently unattractive re-development of Les Halles, heading towards Saint-Eustache. This is a lovely 16th cent. gothic church tucked behind the modern shopping centre of Les Halles.
Musee des Art Decoratifs contained a very sweet exhibition of the french children's comic character Babar the elephant, along with georgous art nouveau and art deco exhibits (including rooms from parfumist Jeanne Lanvin's apartment).
We stopped off in the Tuleries gardens, to enjoy a bit of people watching as well as admire the view of the garden beds leading to the facade of the Louvre close to the Seine.
The sky had started to grey over and rain was soon to start pouring down. So for lunch my sister located this fabulous little biodynamic cafe, Boco, close to Opera. We ducked in to discover a self-serve style cafe. It was our first meal whose main focus wasn't steak frites! We headed off to the Passage du Grand Cerf near Etienne Marcel for a bit of gift shopping, as well as another opportunity to get out of the rain.
I then departed Paris that evening from Charles de Gaulle airport at 10.05pm, heading home to Sydney.