11.07.2012 - 11.07.2012 20 °C
We put in for an early wake up call at 6AM, had a quick shower, into our runners and out onto the street. Raining and very cold. Back to bed and slept until 8 then headed down for breakfast. By the time we had completed a leisurely repast, it was off shopping. Walked down the Champes Elysees which is around to corner and down to the Seine. Passed lots of photo opportunities on our way to the Gallaries Layettes for some shopping. Paris is getting ready for their big day on 14 July where the military march down the Champes Elysee. A big day indeed and preparations are clearly underway. Over 300,000 people expected to line the route with fly overs as part of the celebration. The flyover was being practised yesterday and very noisy. Pretty hard to miss the route one would think but I suppose practise makes perfect.
The shopping is pretty good at the moment as this is the end of financial year and fashion week. Got Tyson some designer sunglasses for a steal. Ellie, sorry you would have loved the clothes and pricing, but we are running out of room with your shoes and we have left room for your camera.
We could have shopped all day for less than $500 but no room left to bring it home.
Stopped for a few cups of coffee and to count our cash reserves (maybe we can make some more room for clothes).
We think that we've found the secret to a decent cup of coffee in Europe. Will hold our thoughts on this for next visit to confirm the theory.
A nice late afternoon nap was on the cards because we are still pretty stuffed. Tomorrow is an early start for London so tonight I took Mandy out for a romantic final dinner in Paris.
Mandy had god knows what, I couldn't even pronounce it let alone spell it........she also had a Heineken.