Paris – the first full day

Yesterday, Sunday, my wife decided we should walk everywhere (no public transportation). It was the first Sunday of the month so we started off at the Louvre. We got online at 8:30 for the free admission starting at 9:00 AM. We were’nt first on line but I’d say we were inside by 9:15.

Then we walked from the Louvre to the Arc de Triomphe (down Avenue des Champs Elysees). I thought I was int rouble when my wife started taking pictures of the Louis Vuitton store as we waited to cross the street. I escaped without any damage at all though I did have a scare when the colorful bag my wife liked had an 8,000 euro price tag.

Then we walked to Lafayette, the famous department store. My wife was here 10 years ago, too poor to buy anything. She has been dreaming of coming back with a little money ever soince. On the way we passed a train station and picked up tickets to Luxembourg. When we finally got to Lafayette (it was a long walk) we found out it was closed.

We walked back to our hotel and took a little break before going to Angelina Tea House for dinner. We got on line around 4:30 and we were seated about 45 minutes later. I got a Scandanavian club sandwich that turned out to be salmon – a big surprise for me! We also loaded up on pastry…

We then walked down to Paris version of the London Eye. It was perhaps the biggest rip ever (10 euros for 7 minutes of mediocre views) and I wasn’t even expecting much since there aren’t many great attractions nearby.

We then walked to the Seine river. And walked along that for a bit, crossing a couple of bridges in the process. Then back to Louvre though I was too cold and tired to really enjoy it like I did the first night in Paris.

Lastly we headed back to the hotel.

Today was my second full day in Paris. I’ll fill you in on that in a bit as I’m just about out of internet time…

I do apologize for the Typos my wife keeps pointing out to me. My Macbook doesn’t do spellcheck…

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  1. arthur Finn says:

    I’m curious as to which train station you passed frfom The Loure to Ave. Haussmann. Did you mean Metro Stations? Did you mean Luxembourg the country or the gardens?

  2. Sharon says:

    Would have enjoyed going to Angelina’s Tea House (similar to and once known as Rumpelmeyers.) French pastry is the best! What about the Montmartre – Sacre Coeur district? If you’re not too far from that area and have time, it might be worth visiting.

  3. Meredith says:

    The is an Italian restraunt on the Champs not far from the Arch. It is located on the opposite side of the street from the Loui store. The food is wonderful and is very well priced. I know Italian food in France, but trust me it is well worth it!

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