Sunday, 10 August 2008

Paris Day 2

On day 2 we first went to the Arc de Triomphe, we took the metro there and got off 2 stops down the Avenue de Champs-Elysées at the Theodore Roosevelt stop and walked the rest of the way stopping to shop along the way. Just to be silly we went into GAP to see how different it was, but it's exactly the same! We also went to the Disney store but the highlight was going into Louis Vuitton and seeing a wallet that cost more than what Shawn makes in a month. It was funny, but the only people buying anything in there were Asian. You also wouldn't believe the security guards at the door judging us as we walked in.
Arc de Triomphe
Self Portrait (I guess I feel the need to PROVE we actually were there, lol)
After the Arc de triomphe, we worked our way over to the Louvre. Under the Louvre, there is this HUGE indoor shopping mall! It was wild. That is where we decided to have lunch as they had a foodcourt with over 20 different vendors and it was soooooo cheap (good thing because dinners were costing us a fortune). We had Pizza, but there was every nationality you could think of, including Sushi, Greek, Mexican, Chinese, Sweedish, Fish & Chips, and more! We did some shopping down stairs and spent all afternoon in the museum as it was air conditioned and the temps outside reached the high 80's. Doesn't seem too bad except for the fact, we were thinking 70 degrees was hot in Cornwall! We've gotten used to the cold I guess!

Inside the Louvre, we took a self guided tour from their website which they call a "Thematic Trail". We took the Da Vinci Code tour, that only took an hour so we wandered in another part of the museum for a while longer just to stay out of the heat.

Outside the Louvre

Inside the Louvre

Mona Lisa

Later in the evening, we went to dinner close to the hotel at a local Brasserie, I skipped the starter but Shawn got Frog Legs, he was determined to try every disgusting French delicacy possible! I actually tried a taste and it actually wasn't bad, just way too much effort for the amount of meat you actually get. Then we both had steak, YUM! After that we ran back to the hotel in the rain!

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