Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Champs Elysées And An Unexpected Night Out

On Monday we spent the day window shopping on the Champs Elysées.  We caught the Metro to the Arc de Triomphe and slowly worked our down towards the Palais de L'Elysée.

It needs to be said that there a huge number of pointless shops, including many of the big names in fashion with displays of overpriced tat but they must be successful otherwise they wouldn't be there.

One of the highlights was finding out that the Virgin Megastore is still alive and well and is still in it's prime spot.  In fact, C&A is still going as well and I saw quite a few of them all over Paris.

After lunch we went down Embassy Row where we were a little disappointed to note that the American Embassy had a bigger flag than us and theirs was fluttering majestically in the breeze whilst our threadbare effort hung limply on it's pole.

We ended the day at Madeleine which is much more spectacular inside than out.

After going back to the hotel to freshen up we went out for dinner and ended up at a bar called 'Vini Lounge' (we had actually had a couple of drinks there the night before).  Tonight, however, they had a DJ  with speakers setup in the street (much to the disgust of the residential neighbours) and we sat at the bar working our way through their cocktail menu.  The cocktails were served by an incredibly cute and amazingly talented barman (whose name (and alas phone number) I neglected to get!). €65 later plus a couple of free drinks we staggered back to the Hotel where the room span merrily until we got to sleep. 

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