Saturday, October 23, 2010
October 23, 2010
Today is very cold and rainy. We took the metro to the Bastille area and walked up to the square built by Henry IV, Place des Vosges. A very beautiful square with many shops and cafes. The shops were very upscale expensive boutiques, men and women. We tried to get in one side of the Hotel Sully, but were turned away as there was a demonstration happening. Police surrounded some protesters sitting on the pavement while others chanted and threw pink confetti on the police. Continuing on through the rain and cold we spotted Notre Dame and knew we were close to our apt. Crossing over two bridges and the Ile de la cite (island) made it up to the Latin Quarter and waited for the hour the French eat midday. I have to say I've never seen so many beautiful stylish clothes, shoes, boots, (even for infants/children), anywhere in my life!