Cafe des Deux Moulins

On our third day staying at Montmartre, we went to this cafe after the visit to le Moulins de la Galette. I did not know that there is an actual cafe for the film Amelie, but I found it while searching for places to visit around Montmartre. And since it is very near to Moulin Rouge, I decided to take a look on the way.

At first, I did not even know that it is called Cafe des "Deux Moulins" despite my visits to both Moulins de la Galette and Moulins Rouge. They just looked so special and attractive.

I do not remember much about the scene in Amelie, but I think the cafe still has parts of the feel from the film. The curved counter and ceiling decor reminded me about the touch.

We were not really in a mood to have anything after our lunch, but we ordered the creme brulee because that is what I remembered most about the film. And I think most of the visitors did that because even if we cannot find the item on the menu, and we merely asked for a dessert menu, the waiter asked whether creme brulee is what we were seeking. And it tasted good:)

Unexpectedly, we decided to stay longer there because it was very warm inside and we like the atmosphere too (Actually, I think my wife wanted to stay longer because she found WIFI there:p). Well, that created a chance for me to visit the toilet, which I think who ever saw Amelie knows how special a place the toilet is...

We left the cafe after one or two hour, after crowds of tourists coming in and out. A cafe with mostly the memory from a famous movie, I wonder what was it like long before it became famous.


Le Parvis

We happened to find this cafe during our visit to Chartres. It is just located by the Chartres Cathedral. My wife insisted to go into the cafe because she thought the cave-like interior is very interesting. And she's right. The interior was something that we had not seen before. It was just like going back to ancient time and have cafe time there. Moreover, I like the way they add modern elements which make the space alive. I think this is a good way for us to learn how to appreciate and utilize the architectural assets we have today, and stop the keep-on-building-for-the-sake-of-economy-and-personal-satisfaction.


Le Moulin de la Galette

One of the question that I had in mind when visiting Paris is - where is the line between a restaurant and a cafe? It might be a very stupid question, but I need to know. Le Moulin de la Galette is no doubt a restaurant, as it is mentioned in their official homepage, but I felt a very strong "cafe" feeling while I was there. Maybe it is the vague definition of "cafe" in myself. That is why I am uploading the feel I had to this blog:)


Le Pain Quotidien

We found this place when we stayed near Louvre. It was totally unexpected because we could not see or imagine the interior from outside. But luckily it turned out that it was a very nice & comfortable place, with the organic food which were so delicious. If only we could visit it again... :)


Les Deux Magots

Here are some photos taken at Les Deux Magots, Paris. It was a great time having desserts here. It is really worth it to see a cafe with tradition but still very active now.