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From the Champs Élysées to Montmartre

Day 2

overcast 4 °C

Today was a full day of walking so as you would know I'm exhausted!

We started off the day by walking from our apartment to the Luxor Obelisk to meet our walking tour guide!!
We got there a bit early so we bought our first crepe, with Nutella of course.


The view from our street


Paris' oldest monument the Luxor Obelisk

So our walking tour led us around to many famous areas of Paris, including the champs élysées, probably the most famous boulevard in the world but what many don't know is that the street next to it Avenue Montaigne is the more luxurious shopping street of Paris, this is where Dior opened his first shop. Now Alicia was drooling over every second shop (thank god it was Sunday so they were closed) but I only knew about 2 stores!


From here we set off for the Tour Eiffel, on the way we stopped at many museums and monuments taking in the history of them all, the finally the Eiffel Tower, it had been teasing Ally this whole time as it towers over the Parisian skyline but she finally got to see it, we didn't climb it today as we were very busy but that will definitely be another day.




So now we relaxed for a bit and took the excellent Parisian metro towards Montmartre, which is the highest point in Paris.

After arriving at our destination we walked out of the station and we found the famous or infamous Moulin Rouge!


We had a another walking tour, but had a couple of hours to kill until it was time, so we went for a walk through Paris' lovely red light district, luckily we found a lovely boulangerie to eat, where we had our first French hot chocolate, cake and baguette ... I how ever ended getting one with fish (don't ask) yes it was gross, so I ate some of Ally's which was awesome!


Now it was time for another walking tour, this tour was amazing, hearing about all the absinthe drinking bohemians to the artists to the priests and monks of the area, the guide covered all the history he could as we walking around the hill, we stopped in many locations where we were showed where some very famous paintings were done and who had done them, we had a quick break outside Paris' last vineyard where we had a chat about beer and wine in French culture. We slowly climbed this incline taking in the scenery as we did, after a stroll through some Christmas markets we found ourselves out front of the Sacre Ceour and with one of the most breathtaking views of Paris. We then strolled back down to the bottom where we bought some croissants and a baguette and took the metro home, where we ate and drank some good wine again.


And that was only day Two!! Europe is going to be amazing

Now photo of the day goes to the erotic museum in Montmartre: what a wonderful chair!!


Posted by abirckel 20:00 Archived in France

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love the chair, alex you can pack that for me. keep up the good work will follow you all the way

by raftermary

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