Thursday, May 2, 2013

La Taverne de Cluny (Paris, France)


8/3/13

Gloria and the girls' flight should be landing now, so I'm having a draft at La Taverne de Cluny near the Cluny Museum before heading to our meeting place behind Notre Dame Cathedral.

The drafts are of standard fare with La Chouffe being the most interesting. The taps include Lindeman's Framboise, Leffe Blonde and Maredsous Bruin before going macro with Stella Artois, Kronenburg 1664 and Carlsberg.

"Kings" of Notre Dame at Musee de Cluny.
Picture by Gloria








The draft I had was adequately served by a gruff bartender. If at the Cluny Museum, it's a close and a good bet for a decent beer. Note that there's a different price for the bar versus sitting at a table. Since I prefer the bar, it's no effort to save some money.

After the girls went home, my wife and spent an afternoon at the Cluny Museum without returning to the tavern.  The Cluny was well worth the effort, especially after hearing the story of the "kings" of Notre Dame, statues torn down from the facade of the church during the revolution that were later found in a Parisian backyard.  Seeing how high the statues are on the side of Notre Dame, I understood for the first time the inestimable power of a revolutionary spirit bent on destruction.

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