For Movie Buffs and Francophiles: Café des 2 Moulins
Being both a movie buff and a francophile, I definitely watched Amélie both immediately before and immediately after visiting Paris. That being said, a mandatory stop on my Paris checklist was Café des 2 Moulins, the café Amélie's character works in in the film.
That morning I woke up early, skipped the free hostel breakfast, hopped on the métro, and ventured into the Montmartre district of Paris. After snapping about 50 pictures, we ordered the traditional french breakfast, a petit déj, or le petit déjeune, consisting of french breads, jams (and sometimes hazelnut spread!), a glass of orange juice, and a coffee.
Side note: if you are an avid coffee drinker like myself, be warned: ordering a "coffee" in Paris is just a shot of espresso, order a latte or cappuccino if you need your morning fix!
Grab breakfast here the morning before touring the Montmartre district or visiting the Sacré-Cœur. Or if you're a movie buff like me, it's worth a whole trip in itself!
By AFAR Traveler
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