7.25.2009

One More Day

One more day in Paris. One more day on our trip...

Today was a rather enjoyable day. We started off at about 10:30am and headed up to Les Puces market or the Parisian flea market. Heading to this market, I didn't really know what to expect. I had heard it was pretty good, and considering the amount of French items that make appearances in fancy interior decorating, I had somewhat high hopes. At first though I was slightly disappointed. When we first got there we had to wander through the same crap that is in every swap meet around the world. Cheap household items, t-shirts, fake sunglasses, discount perfume you name it. However after strolling through that, there were a series of about fourteen markets that had large amounts of French antiques. This is where the fun began. There was old furniture, clothing, books and much more. It was an amazing amount of fun to see all the items on hand. The only disadvantage is that it was very, very expensive. Everything was about 10x the price I would have expected. Still it was fun and if any of you have a house and want to decorate it in a hoity toity fashion, this is the place to get your wares.

Afterward, we did the touristy thing of heading to the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and seeing the Arc de Triomphe. Not much to report but lots of fancy shopping and no buying. After we headed back to our hotel for a much needed nap.

Once we woke up we headed to dinner at Le Pot de Terre and enjoyed our last Parisian dinner for a while. It was good, we were stuffed and were satisfied. To work off some of our dinner we headed off to see some of the sights for one final time. We walked along the Seine, went into Notre Dame cathedral, and visited City Hall. Not a bad ending for a final night. Plus, there was no rain!

Tomorrow is our final day of our trip and we are celebrating by watching the end of the Tour de France here in Paris. It will be a great way to end our time in Paris as well as our trip. Once finished we are off to Frankfurt to prepare for our trip home on Monday. Time sure flies when you're having fun!

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