Our last full day in Paris started with Rachael running along the Seine, and me not! Only because my runners passed away a few weeks ago, of course?! I spent my time looking out the window.
Breakfast done we headed off by metro to the Canal St Martin, which runs for about 2kms, with a series of locks holding water levels stable, as it drops quite a bit as it heads downstream.
It’s a pretty cool spot, with a different feel to the rest of town.
From there we metro’d(?) over to the swish side, the 6th and the boulevard St Germain with high end boutiques galore, and overpriced Parisian cafes dotted everywhere.
Stupidly, we thought this was a good place to do a bit of shopping!! Mind you, we found a great bookshop and bought a TinTin & Asterix comic book in French, of course.
Time for a final walk around, and what better area than across to the Louvre, through the Jardin des Tuileries with its multitude of street hagglers…
Then up the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe.
Some of the best entertainment in Paris is watching the poses, of mainly the Chinese, and the eagerness with which they capture the moment. Inspirational!
Enough walking, time to head home and walk through some of the passages which the area is famous, along with the theatre’s, and cafes.
These passages are fabulous, full of interesting shops, selling all manner of antiques, old and rare books,
Canes shops with impressive door entrance,
Boutique food goodies,
Our apartment entrance is just past Le Bistrot.
Phew…Spritz (again) then a tremendous street Thai meal to end the day.