After visiting Pere Lachaise cemetery, Agenor, Amy and I hopped the metro to a little gem of the city (in my opinion, anyway). There is a little shopping center called Bercy Village that reminds me of a teeny tiny version of the Gateway, or a not-as-charming and still teeny version of Gardner Village.
Cute atmosphere. Random shops (some great, some bizarre, some too expensive, and a grocery store). Feels like you're in a small town, when you're only a hundred yards from a Metro. The shooping area is also lined with cafes, and I decided I'll have to go back and have dinner there sometime just to enjoy the atmosphere.
On our way back to the Metro, we found this just across the street:
I like to think of it as my little zen garden in the city. I don't like to think about how much the rent would be for one of the apartments overlooking it.