After an arduous morning at the Laverie i thought i should do something cultural as a reward, so i went to the Archives Nationales at the Hotel de Soubise to see a show of tapestries. I hadn't been inside this Hotel before so of course that was fun.
The last time i was in this courtyard was during Nuit Blanche when there were a couple thousand other people with me. This is much nicer.
And then there were the rooms of the Hotel de Soubise itself....
Looking up into a chandelier....
Soubise selfie. you can see from the chairs behind me that they have concerts here as well.
Because its the national archive they have lots of historical documents and there were a handful on display, including this letter of Napoleon's. There was also the touching marriage certificate of Moliere.
And here's an interesting way to archive historical documents....in boxes filling a window. It did darken the rest of the room i guess.
And after a hard day of laundry and culture how about a little fortification. Here's a Millefeuille aux Fraise at the local Patisserie.