Sunday, October 4, 2009
Ah...Grand Paris......for the day!
Our first stop in Paris was Angelia's on Rue de Rivoli for a purely decadent cup of thick hot chocolate and pastries. Just the sugar rush we needed to jump-start us for our guided tour of the Musee du Louve. Our guide concentrated on the Renaissance collection (the Denon Wing), including Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Mona Lisa. She was wonderful and I was able to draw on what I had learned on our trip to Verona last spring. Without her guidance we may still be wondering around...lost in the Louvre!
A walk across the Seine took us to the Left Bank where we found a quaint bistro and enjoyed a long lunch. Next on our sightseeing list....the Eiffel Tower.
The long walk to the Eiffel tower took us down cobbled streets off the boulevard and along the river. We are sure we saw someone famous associated with Fashion Week in Paris. Do you recognize any of these people?
As evening approached we ended our day with a stroll down the Champs Elysees, starting at the Arc de Triomphe and ending at the Metro station. We had a little drama at the Eurostar train station - avoid a first class ticket -
but boarded our train for London with lots of fun memories. It was a great day in Paris with friends!