There are some restaurants you simply can't get into without a booking.
Septime is one of those. We have wanted to go here many times.
So what did I do? Rocked up half an hour before opening for lunch today
They squeezed me in.
I did say early. That's my table next to the stairs.
It wasn't long before every table was occupied.
Not like me but I had to have the 3 courses while the "mean girl" in me smirked at all the walk-ups who were turned away.
And what sort of tourist am I? I think there is a word for it.....
So after lunch I walked to the Port de l'Arsenal and took the cruise on the Saint-Martin canal.
The first section is a 2 kilometre stone vault following the Boulevard Ferry and Boulevard Richard Lenoir.
It is lit by lanterns (skylights) in the middle of the Boulevard and these were designed for canal ventilation for the bargemen. I have walked the length of the canal but I really wanted to see this underground part of the canal.
I wasn't disappointed.
Should I book for tomorrow's lunch?