Nice’s train statio’s renovation has begun, having eliminated the traffic and parking congestion, and now has a large open space in place, giving it a cleaner/sleeker look. Bravo to Mayor Estrosi!
Arriving at the Gare de Lyon in Paris in time for a late lunch, I noticed the train announcement board is now modernized/digital – a sign of the times, I suppose (pardon the pun!) I missed hearing the sound of the flip-style announcement board, so, I decided to “go back in time” and eat at the famous brasserie, Le Train Bleu, with its ornate decoration, luxurious ambiance, and fine dining.
View from restaurant onto the train station
Une coupe de champagne to celebrate our arrival, not to mention being à propos to our surroundings, was de rigeur! As expected, the service was excellent and elegant, as well as a vestiare for luggage. There was a three-course menu (entrée, plat, dessert) that included wine, so I decided to splurge. I also noted that they offer a vegetarian choice: une assiette de legumes, priced at 18 Euros on the à la carte menu.
I ordered the “Royale de fois gras,” followed by the “Paleron de boeuf” and dessert as “La suggestion du pâtissier” with a glass of crisp, white wine.
I couldn’t manage to finish my dessert, even with knowing I would work it off by lugging luggage up and down steps in the Metro.
Some photo op pics: