Au Sommet Place Ville-Marie

Au Sommet Place Ville-Marie is an observation deck located on the 46th floor of the Place Ville-Marie skyscraper in Downtown Montreal. At 185m, it is the highest observatory in the city. The main deck is fully enclosed with glass but the 44th floor has an outdoor terrace.

Above, Mount Royal.

Above, Olympic Stadium.

Above, looking towards Saint-Joseph’s Oratory.

Above, looking towards le Plateau-Mont-Royal.

Above, Saint-Lawrence river.

Above, Biosphère in Parc Jean Drapeau.

Above, Place du Canada.

Above, #MtlGo exhibition on the 45th floor.

Above, outdoor terrace on the 44th floor.

Above, Mount Royal from the terrace.

Above, 1000 de La Gauchetière building and Ile des Soeurs.

Quai d’Orsay (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

After the Hôtel de Noirmoutier, I headed to the Quai d’Orsay, where the headquarters of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs are located.

Above, the official entrance during the visit of a head of state.

Above, there was a long wait.

Above, no red carpet for us peons.

 

Above, dining room.

Above, Chambre de la Reine (Queen’s Bedroom).

Above, bathroom of the Chambre de la Reine.

Above, Chambre du Roi (King’s Bedroom).

Above, gold bathtub in the bathroom of the Chambre du Roi.

Above, model of an Ariane rocket.

Above, office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Above, garden.

Spicy Noodle Soup at My Noodles in Paris

Spicy noodle soup with beef (N1 on the menu). The noodles are handmade in the shop and have a pleasant chewiness.

Above, I came back a few weeks later. This time, I tried the spicy beef with noodles in soup (N2). It was pretty similar to N1 (although with a different kind of cut of beef, as well as some tofu and bean sprouts, hidden under the noodles).

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