Monday, January 9, 2017

Europe Trip: Day Nineteen, part Three- last night in Paris

After freshening up at out hotel room we went back down to the river to catch the Batobus. We ended up riding it around its whole route back to one stop before where we got on which ended up taking a really long time. 

We got off at the Pont Alexandre 3rd bridge to walk to the Champs Elysees. 
The bridge was so beautiful.

It was a few blocks to Champs Elysees and along the way we saw many beautiful buildings. 
We also saw this statue of Winston Churchill. 

It was very cool to walk down the Champs Elysees. 
We didn't stop at a lot of places along the way as it is mostly very expensive shops. 
We just enjoyed seeing them. 
It was freezing cold and I had neglected to bring my coat so we were just trying to stay warm as we walked along. There were a lot of people out asking for money and I felt pretty bad for them being in the cold. 

We walked down to the Arc de Triomphe. 

It was very cool to see it and the roundabout surrounding it. We watched the cars for a few minutes and I was very glad I wasn't driving there.
After seeing it we decided to walk back down the road and look for somewhere to get dinner. 

On the side of the sidewalk at one point they had an entire section blocked off and the wind was blowing the green covering up.  We could see that they were filming a movie behind it. I would love to know what it was!

Looking back toward the Arc...

I was told that if we needed anything we should stop at a Monoprix, that they were the closest thing to a Target. It really wasn't like a Target but it was a nice shop. 
We went in when we passed one on the Champs Elysees as we were still looking for a few things and knew we would be leaving Paris the next morning. 
My bag..

We ended up getting a few souvenirs and gifts in there (my mom got a cool Paris bag) and we also picked up some easy food to take back to our room for dinner. 
We got some chicken sandwiches. 

We also got some chips and drinks. 

We went back to our room, warmed up, enjoyed our little picnic dinner, and said goodnight to the Eiffel Tower for the last time. 

It was an absolutely wonderful, very full day where we ended up walking about 16 miles. 
We were very tired.


The Kings said...

Beautiful pictures of the Arc and the Tower and all the things along the way. Big day but so fun!!

cheryl said...

Thanks! YEs, I love looking back on it. We were tired but I wouldn't change any of it. That is why I'm willing to wear myself out on these trips! It is so worth it in the end.