During our Paris dinner cruise we saw people lining the river banks, picnicking. We decided that as this was what the locals were doing, we should too! We were staying in an apartment in the 9th Arrondissement, very close to Rue des Martyrs which is an awesome street full of all types of food shops. There are Boulangeries and Patisseries, Fromageries and Charcuteries and all sorts of produce shops. We were set! We purchased a beautiful hard sausage, of course cheeses, some lovely radishes and figs, and the obligatory baguettes. We packed it all up and took the Metro to the stop by the Louvre, meeting up with other very important members of the group who had brought the wine, and picked a spot on the walkway that had a lovely view of the Musee D'Orsay. It was a truly beautiful evening, and one of the highlights of the trip. And you will be happy to know, we waved to all the dinner boats.