"Slept great! Woke to rain and went to breakfast across the street from the hotel. Had Nutella and banana crepes. Yummy!
We then headed out towards the Champs Elysees. Stopped at Le Petite Palace.
Wonderful art/sculptures, etc. Bought a rose card to use at home. Strolled on to the Champs Elysees. Lots of cool, expensive shops, restaurants, etc. Rain doesn't dampen our spirits. We're having a great time.
Lots of good natured arguing with Keith about directions, his terrible French, etc. We decide to check out the movie "Marie Antoinette" which isn't playing in the states yet. Also, grab some wine and split a cheese pizza at an Italian cafe. Movie and lunch very good. Still raining, we proceed to the Arc de Triomphe and climb to the top.
View of the Champs Elysees from the top of the Arc de Triomphe
You know this one.
Incredible views despite the gloomy weather. Head back down the Champs Elysees. Public toilets here have pink TP. So cool!
We decide to see another film, "Conversations with Other Women" with Aaron Eckhart (who I love) and Helena Bonham Carter. Great movie. By the time we get out it is 8pm. We are hungry and tired so we head back to the hotel.
On the way we find the restaurant that the two ladies we met at breakfast recommend on the Rue de Tour Maubourg. Delicious! I have salad with veal in a yummy cream sauce served with "frites" and Keith has steak with Bernaise sauce. For dessert, I have creme brule (again) and Keith has pears with wine sauce and ice cream (excellent!) Make our way back to hotel no problem. Didn't get lost once today. Tomorrow Marais and Montmartre."
Added note: Some might think going to movies while in Paris is a little strange, but you have to know that my Dad and I are movie freaks and will see a movie any chance we get. With all the rain on day two, a nice dry theater seemed like a good place to be. Also, you may have noticed that I mention what we had to eat at our meals. We also love food! Hope you're enjoying my little slice of Paris. More to come!