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... impressive! On the Arc, all the cities that Napoleon conquered during his reign, as well as the names of generals who commanded French troops during his regime, are listed. We even managed to find Ulm on the Arc! So neat. After that, we headed down The Avenue des Champs-Élysées. On this street are many flagship stores, and many high-end stores, such as Tiffany & Co., Prada, etc. Uli took us into the Abercrombie & Fitch, which was fancy and HUGE! Even the gates to enter to ...
... the Champs Élysées and write, and in my jammies, not to mention.
We had arranged to have an easy afternoon just visiting Montmartre and Sacre Coeur, so about 12.30 we jump in a taxi and head to 52 Rue Labat to see the "green nest" where Scott is staying. We have no trouble finding it and inside it is charming and lovely and very French (oh and green too). Perfect for one person!
After a quick coffee we set off on foot to ...
... we go back to our apartment for a quick nap. There's not a lot of time to nap in Paris but I need to recharge. We decided to go to Tour Montparnasse for dinner, the view is spectacular as it is the tallest building in Paris. As we dine with the Eiffel Tower in sight I get this sudden urge to want one of those twinkling towers in the souvenir shops. On the hour, each hour, the tower sparkles for 5 mins. We experience it twice. I could sit there all night. The food ...
... was about 18th century furniture makers. The best item on display was the writing table with 'secret' drawers. By the time we got to the Royal Apartments there were a few more people about but not overly crowded. It would have been good to see the original furniture if nearly as grand as the paintings and ceiling friezes. The gardens were immense. It took us 20 minutes to walk to the Grand and Petite Trianon estates. The rain didn't dampen our ...
Spent 4 hours at Charles Degaulle Airport in Paris today. Blah blah blah. I did need to use my very limited French repertoire on three occasions which I am quite proud of.
1. Asked a convenience shop lady if they sold "Snus Toback"
2. Told the customs lady, who was hassleing me "Mi no Parley ...