The Cognacq Jay museum is in the Marais in a 16th century town house. Cognacq was the founder of the Samaritaine department store which closed in 1974. Jay was his wife. Admission to the collection was free today because there were insufficient staff to open the second floor. Consequently we were not able to see some of the more interesting items. However, the museum is one of the many smaller museums in the city which holds interesting personal collections.
The exhibits were well presented but the layout of the building was confusing and it was difficult to determine the way through.
We had a stand up lunch of fallafel. There are several fallafel places in the Marais but this one seems much more popular then the rest. They now have a new system. The line up at the take out counter is worked by a number of young men who take your order and money and give out a ticket. The guys at the take out window can then concentrate on making up the order.
|The vegetarian fallafel with hot sauce and plenty of vegetables was a lot of food|
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