Tuesday, December 14, 2010

An American in Paris: part two.

The next day was crisp and bright - perfect sight-seeing weather! First we were off to La Avenue des Champs-Élysées - la plus belle avenue du monde. :] True to its tagline, it was a really lovely stretch, already ready for Christmas!

There was an adorable Christmas market, filled with holiday cheer.

L'Arc de Triomphe.

Zoe and me. A little squinty. :P

Afterward, we stumbled across this little monument across the Seine...

It was my first time seeing it! I was pretty stoked.

Alex and Zo on the approach.

Getting closer!

So big!

Later, we walked to see La Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris.

Couldn't get enough of this view with the sunset walking back to the hotel!

Zoe and I got Parisienne'd up for dinner with our stripes and berets! And please excuse all of the fuzziness in these photos; left my ISO cranked up. ;[

Headed up to la Basilique du Sacré Coeur to have dinner nearby.

We were on Butte Montmartre, the highest point in Paris.

Caught the Eiffel Tower light show! The lights were sparkling beautifully.

Well, by that time, I'd seen most of the sights and it seemed just about time for us to leave Paris. We woke up to extreme cold and a lot of rain.

Champs-Élysées: still beautiful when wet. ;]

And we visited the famous Ladurée, renowned for its delicious macaroons!!

In LOVE with the raspberry flavor.

And just for fun... Hella Mariage. "Hella" is an incredibly Californian term. Of course, it means something different here - but I can't quite say what! Regardless, it made me smile. :]

Paris: fini. ;]

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