Wednesday, October 20, 2010
October 20, 2010
Today we were out early to walk the Champs-Elysees and view Arc de Triomphe. The Arc de Triomphe is truly a magnificent work and memorial to French history including a remembrance of the unknown soldier. At the end of Champs-Elysees we viewed the Petit Palais and Grand Palais. These were not open to the public as they were preparing for a new art exhibit. Rue Cler was our next stop buying souvenirs (Truffles Mom!) and lunch at Cafe du Marche. Having more time on our hands we (lost time looking for it) found the Bon Marche, the oldest department store in Paris. Found nothing there but next door at La Grande Epicerie we were blown away with the amazing food/gourmet items from around the world. Bought more gifts to take home and items for our dinner. The vegetables, being beautiful in and of themselves, and being displayed so beautifully caught the eyes of some men (spaniards). I understood them to remark on the amazing color,size, freshness, etc., and they took a picture! We spent some time there just looking around discovering every fine food you could imagine!! Bon Appetit!