Paris (21-23/04/2009)

Day 3

Our last day and we needed to collect our luggage from the hotel at 4.30 p.m. so this would be a short day as far as sightseeing was concerned. We went by Metro to the Arc de Triomphe and then walked along the Champs-Élysées, one of the most famous shopping streets in the world. The Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées-Marcel-Dassault is a large roundabout splitting the upper and lower part of the Champs-Élysées. Here we turned off into the Avenue Franklin-D.-Roosevelt, past the Grand Palais and Palais de la Decouvrte. Then it was on to the Musée des Arts et Metier, which has more than 3,000 inventions on display. George was in his element, especially when he found some early computers, some of which he had worked on in his early career. Lunch over we had a look at the Place de Vosges, the oldest square in Paris. After a walk to the Place de la Bastille we took the Metro back in the direction of our hotel. A quick look around the Palais Royal garden and then it was back to the railway station to catch the Eurostar home.

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Charles Trenet – La Romance de Paris