|Statue of Rouget de Lisle (wikipedia)|
Got caught in the rain without an umbrella last afternoon in the Place de la Concorde...but waiting out a soft summer shower under the trees in the Tuileries is nothing to complain about. When the rain stopped, strolled down the Champs-Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe.
Today, concentrating on several sites that my husband and I didn't get to see when we visited Paris in 2002, I managed in 12 hours to do the following, starting out from my hotel in the Marais district and taking full advantage of my carnet of Métro tickets:
- Climbed the narrow, winding streets to Sacré Coeur
- Crossed the Pont Marie to the Isle St-Louis - bought most of my gifts for family and friends there and had a delicious crêpe with warm goat cheese prepared at a little place run by two women.
- Checked out Rue Cler (sorry, Rick, but it was underwhelming.)
- Took a very long walk past the Ecole Militaire, the Tour Eiffel, the Invalides, the Assemblée Nationale, the Madelaine, and the Opéra Garnier