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And a market! We started our day by walking to the Batignolles Market, an open air Saturday market that is all organic produce and products, including pastas. Most of what we saw was for 'future considerations' but we did buy some mushrooms, mango and lovely vine tomatoes. Then we trudged through the streets looking for the indoor market anticipating something like in Florence. We finally had to use google maps - made the data plan we got worth it right there- but were disappointed ...
... then rode the train home again buggered.
The next day was more sight seeing, with a visit to the Catacombs de Paris, underground tunnels which holds the remains of about six million people which began to be placed there in the 1700's. Yep, human bones, and you walk around a 1.8km tunnel amongst them all. You venture down what seems a never ending spiral staircase. Very eerie, but also fascinating. The line up just to get ...
... that is where we were heading.
Arrived at the 'Champs Elysees' along with 1,000's of others!
Over the loud speaker they were continuously reporting on the race and there was a big screen to watch too.
We chose to hang around outside the 'Arc De Triomphe' but we are sure the crowds would have stretched all the way along the 'Champs Elysees' without a doubt.
Ideally the best viewing position would have been on top of the 'Arc de Triomphe' but ...
Can I just start by saying that I broke my sandal about a week previous to this weekend trip, while playing soccer. I fixed it with a pop tab and a piece of chewed gum, because I like them & I wanted to keep wearing them.
Thursday we left Valencia on a plane at 7 pm. It took us straight to ...
... wasn't much Matisse, or I missed it. Never mind - I liked the Raymond Mason room best.
Over another footbridge (just starting with the love padlocks) to le Rive Gauche and le Tour Eiffel. The Algerian war memorial was interesting . So many things I wanted to remember - but I can't! After walking under le Tour Eiffel, we sat on the grass and watched a bit of the tennis. The screecher was playing - and was losing at the time. When we got to ...